Oct 25

Job: Assistant Correspondent – Kyodo News America, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Position: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: Kyodo News America, Inc.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Kyodo News America, Inc.’s Assistant Correspondent -Kyodo News America, Inc. (KNA) is a subsidiary of Kyodo News, which is the largest Japanese news wire with an international presence and an Asian audience. We are seeking a person with a strong interest in a career in journalism. We are offering an entry-level working experience to assist correspondents of our Los Angeles Bureau to cover events in the US of interest to our audience.


  • Researching and conducting interviews on topics ranging from US and International politics, social affairs, and the entertainment industry.
  • Managing relations with news sources to help correspondents who speak English as a second language.
  • Arranging interviews with city/state officials and experts for correspondents. Occasionally conducting interviews by him/herself.
  • As a secondary task, we encourage our assistants to write their own news stories in English which are distributed globally through our foreign language news service.


  • Applicant must be interested in a wide range of topics including US politics, social affairs and US-Japan relationships. He or she must be a self-starter and a good team player, able to work under pressure, and easily connect with people.
  • Deep roots and knowledge of the US preferred to help Japanese correspondents better understand the country.
  • Must speak English at an idiomatic level and be able to quickly transcribe interviews, press conferences and congressional hearings. -Japanese reading and speaking ability preferred as there is some light translation work for correspondents.
  • Willingness to work after regular business hours including weekends is required. Such work and travel will be compensated.
  • Those who want to be a journalist in the future are most welcome. A bachelor’s or graduate studies degree in journalism, international relations, or politics is preferred but not necessary. A background in Japan-related fields would be a plus.

SALARY: commensurate with experience. At least $3,400/month

STARTING DATE: As early as possible

APPLICATION PROCESS: If you have any questions please contact, Takayuki Okura at <okura.takayuki@kyodonews.jp>

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