Aug 31

Job: Assistant News Producer – TV TOKYO America, Inc. (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Position: Assistant News Producer
Posted by: TV TOKYO America, Inc.
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time; $45,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Thanks to TV TOKYO America, Inc. for passing along the following job opening.


TV TOKYO America has an immediate opening for a new assistant news producer in our Washington DC bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US politics, foreign policy, economics, and general-interest stories. This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to assist in all aspects of the reporting process. Join us to cover press conferences of U.S. government agencies, international conferences abroad, and next year’s presidential election.

You should have:

Familiarity and interest in topics related to US domestic politics and foreign policy, East Asian regional affairs, and current events.
Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
Ability to work under deadline pressure.

You will be expected to:

  • Attend regularly-scheduled press briefings (including the White House, congressional hearings, and panel discussions around DC, taking note of pertinent information and conveying that to correspondents.
  • Do 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.
  • Have conversational level Japanese language ability.

TV Tokyo is one of Japan’s six television networks and is a broadcasting arm of Nikkei, Inc. a Japanese media company which also owns Japan’s premier daily newspaper The Nikkei, the English-language magazine Nikkei Asia, and the London-based Financial Times. We produce Japan’s only daily business and economic news programs, World Business Satellite and News Morning Satellite. Their combined daily audience averages 6-8 million viewers, including Japanese business leaders and influential politicians. World Business Satellite was recently named “Best News Program” in a poll of 26 leading Japanese companies.

Past guests include: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; professors Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel laureate) and Jeffrey Sachs; business leaders Michael Eisner, Steve Forbes, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Carlos Ghosn, Jeffrey Immelt, and Alan Mullaly; current Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida; former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; and numerous Japanese business and political leaders.

The TV Tokyo news website is

Dental insurance
Health insurance

8 hours shift
Overtime (Paid)
Weekend availability
Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)
License / Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred)

Application Process: To be considered for this position, you should currently be legally authorized to work in the United States. Future work visa sponsorship a possibility but not guaranteed, will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Interested applicants should include a resume and cover letter with the application. Send resume and cover letter to Hirohito Nakamura at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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