Jun 30

Job: TV News Producer -Tokyo Broadcasting System International (New York City, NY)

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Position: TV News Producer
Posted by:
Tokyo Broadcasting System International
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job passed along to us directly from Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS):

Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS) has an opening for a news producer in our New York bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US society, economics, and general-interest stories and issues in Latin America.

This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to produce stories and assist in all aspects of the reporting process. The ideal applicant is a strong communicator with a positive attitude and flexible mentality. This position involves working some irregular hours, weekends, holidays, as well as occasional domestic and international travel, at times on short notice.

You should have:

  • A degree in journalism, communications, economics, international relations, East Asian studies, or other relevant fields.
  • Familiarity and interest in topics related to US  society, politics and economics, East Asian regional affairs, and current events.
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
  • Conversational level Japanese language ability.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.

You will be expected to:

  • Do the research and fact-checking for breaking news and day-of stories.
  • Work with Japanese correspondents to conceive and develop ideas for long-form feature stories.
  • Book interviews, arrange shoots, and facilitate logistics for domestic and international travel, accompanying camera crews to other locations as necessary.
  • Assist with on-site news production and in-house recording, logging, and editing of video feeds.
  • Compile and prioritize information on daily, weekly, and long-range news events in the coverage area.
  • Assist Bureau Chief and correspondents in communicating with CBS News departments. 

TBS is one of the oldest and largest televisions and radio broadcasting networks in Japan and broadcasts nationally via 28 affiliate stations. The New York bureau covers news primarily in the United States for broadcast in Japan. TBS has a long relationship with CBS News.

The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The TBS News website is  https://newsdig.tbs.co.jp/ 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Salary: $39,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year


  • 401 (k) 
  •  401 (k) matching 
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off 
  • Vision insurance 


  • 8 hours shift 
  • On-call 
  • Overtime (Paid) 
  • Weekend availability 

COVID-19 considerations: Our bureau follows and abides by CDC and local government guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing to keep our crews safe and healthy.

Ability to commute / relocate: New York City 10019: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work  

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred) 

License / Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred) 

Willingness to travel:  (Preferred)

Application Process: Please email your cover letter and resume to:  tbs_ny@tbsi-us.com.

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