Jun 28

Job: Assistant Correspondent Position at Jiji Press (DC)

Via JETAA-DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Assistant correspondent
Posted by: Jiji Press
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Start date: Beginning of August

Duties include:
– Covering early morning releases of major economic indicators
– Reporting on news events in the Washington, DC area
– Transcription (English)
– Other duties as assigned

– Bachelor’s degree required (journalism/ mass communications preferred)
– Punctuality: must be able to reliably attend economic release “lock up” periods in the DC area as early as 7:30am
– Japanese language ability: able to read and type Japanese required (JLPT level 2 or higher preferred)
– English language fluency required
– Strong knowledge in current events and international affairs, especially Asia, required
– Background in economics or interest in economic news preferred
– Basic computer proficiency required

Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to applications@ jijidc.com<mail to:applications@ jijidc.com> and include your full name in the subject field. Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 9. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified by mid-July.

Jiji Press is a leading Japanese wire service and has a reputation for its reliable, fair, and objective reporting. We deliver information to approximately 140 newspapers, broadcasters, and publishers throughout Japan and have 28 international branch offices. Jiji Press also provides English-language political, economic and financial news to foreign media and financial institutions.

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