Jan 30

Job: Producer – Pasona (Washington DC, USA)

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Position: Producer
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Location: Washington DC, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to JET Program alum Laura Tanaka (Osaka, 2017-2020) for sharing the following job opportunity.

A Japanese media company Washington DC office seeks a News Program Producer. Entry level candidates with a strong understanding of Japanese culture or language are welcome.

Job Summary:
The Producer will support director and editors at a Japanese media for news coverage in North and South America. Coverage include but are not limited to the Presidential Elections, the United Nations, etc. Stories will reach national audience in Japan. We are seeking committed candidates who thrive working in a fast-paced team environment.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Research, monitor and identify breaking news through US news sources
  • Identify newsworthy stories suitable for Japanese audience and properly communicate stories.
  • Perform fact-checking through original sources.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot technical and logistical aspects of onsite filming or interviewing
  • Pitch story ideas for same-day and long-term feature stories
  • Maintain calendars for various events
  • Gain knowledge about academic, cultural, political institutions, think tanks, and more.
  • Network and build positive relationships with sources

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or any related field
  • Native level English in reading, writing and conversation.
  • Conversational to Business level Japanese is not a must but plus.
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work flexible hours, overtime including weekends, at times with very short notices.
  • Curiosity towards current events and a motivated learner
  • Ability to work in a Japanese / international environment
  • Ability to self-manage projects and schedules

Preferred Qualities:Additional language, such as Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese – Work experience in News/Media.

Application Process: To apply please email your resume to latanaka@pasona.com

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