Mar 27

Job: Postings from Idealist.org 3.27.12

Via Idealist.org. Posted by Geneva Marie (Niigata-ken 2008-09) Geneva is a contributor to both JETwit and JETAANY. Geneva is on a continuous (epic) search for Japanese-related jobs in the United States. Hire me!  :-)


Program Associate – Afterschool and Leadership Initiatives

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking an associate to coordinate afterschool and academic youth leadership programs. Candidate with a background in global education is preferred.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tt5h6fxswNxd/

Assistant Director – Professional Development

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking a candidate with the experience to assist in developing educational programs at the K-12 level, however, there is no education degree required.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wJzcfSZkJdbD/

Associate Director – International Studies Schools Network

Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Competitive
Start date: March 2012

Asia Society’s New York branch is currently seeking a candidate with senior level education experience in administration for their Associate Director position. Masters degree required. 6-8 years experience relating to education and child development preferred.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Whcj6CX6KsCp/

Research and Data Analyst

Posted by: The Asia Foundation
Type: Full-time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary: Competitive
Application deadline: April 9, 2012

The Asia Foundation is currently seeking a candidate with fundraising experience as well as a solid background in research (online or other) and development. High level of computer literacy required.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wwGzmbCXH9h4/

Associate Programme Manager for the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

Posted by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Type: Full-time/Contract
Location: Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Salary: Not specified
Start date: May 1st, 2012. Position available until filled.
Application deadline: April 30, 2012

IGES is seeking an Associate Programme Manager for their Bangkok location. Experience in working in international organizations is preferred. Masters degree desirable.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/pDWk27NpMTnp/

 


Mar 23

Job: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu, Oita) 03.23.12

Thanks to Kyushu-based JET alum and professional translator Joel Dechant for alerting JETwit to recent open positions at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (where Joel happens to work).

Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Position: Various

Posted by: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Type:  Full and contract
Location: Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
Salary:   
Start Date: N/A

http://www.apu.ac.jp/administration/modules/opportunities/index.php?content_id=1

Ritsumeikan Open Positions:

Mar 15

Jobs: Writer Translator and Web Designer (London, UK) 03.15.12

Thanks to Jet Alumn Dipika Soni for forwarding these two JET relevant openings in the UK.

Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
____________________________________________________________

Position: Writer/ Translator

Posted by: Cross Media
Type: Part-time (possible full-time)
Location: London, UK
Salary: Provided on application
Start date: NA
Contact Info:
Responsibilities:

– To translate Japanese to English texts for internal use and for external use on websites/print
media
– To write original content for external use on websites/print media
– To proofread and edit English documents for internal and external use
– To plan and manage newsletter, website and social media content

We are initially offering this as a part time but a full time position may be offered to the right person.

Please send your CV, two samples of writing, and two samples of Japanese to English translation (including the original text), as well as any visa details if relevant to Ms. Mary Moreton mary@eat-japan.com with Writer/Translator in the title. Read More


Jan 23

Andrew R. McCarthy (Akita-ken, 2005-08) is a law student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law focusing on international trade, business, and tax.  He currently runs the blog JETs with J.D.s, an information source for current JET alumni law students and prospective law students for career paths and approaches within the current legal market.  For those considering law school and trying to comprehend the costs and the risks of such an endeavor, he also recommends The Law School Tuition Bubble.

With a New Year comes a renewed energy for Japanese-speaking law students to seek out their future employer. With firms still skittish about hiring and with the legal employment market as crowded as ever, in this post I share my experience as a JET with a J.D. looking for employment in the largest U.S. Japanese-English bilingual job fair. Even though the next one is a whole ten months away – there’s no time like the present to start preparing.

While plenty of other Japanese speakers and JET alums may already know about CFN, it is a surprisingly useful resource for law school students as well.

The post, in full, is available here.


Dec 1

Job: JET for JTEs

Stephanie Boegeman (ALT, Akita-ken, 2006-09) gets her kicks from finding fun crazy ways to see the world and getting paid to do it. She is constantly in search of job, internship, and travel ideas to add to her site Playing With Hire, in the hopes that more JET alumni and like-minded souls join her in her quest to find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to make ends meet.

Japanese citizens with a college degree and a good command of the English language can land a sweet job teaching American kids about Japanese culture. Sound familiar? If you know of any wonderful folks in the inaka who fit this description, pass on the good word about the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI). Applications are being accepted through *Jan 7th*. More details about the job are here.


Nov 17

Job: Work for the Korean Government Teaching English

Stephanie Boegeman (ALT, Akita-ken, 2006-09) gets her kicks from finding fun crazy ways to see the world and getting paid to do it. She is constantly in search of job, internship, and travel ideas to add to her site Playing With Hire, in the hopes that more JET alumni and like-minded souls join her in her quest to find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to make ends meet.

If you loved your stint with JET, but need to mix it up a bit, perhaps you should consider working for EPIK (English Program in Korea), a national English teaching program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development. Applicants looking to begin work this March should apply by *Dec. 1st*. More details on the program are available here.


Jul 29

Japanese Online Community Leader

This job post came through a friend of mine from grad school. They are looking for an anime lover with social media skills and fluent in English and Japanese.

Lee-Sean

Description

Veoh.com is one of the largest video portals in the world and a hub for anime fans and content. Now, we have fantastically unique social technology – http://www.qlipso.com

If you love anime, manga, virtual worlds and online video, we may have the best summer job of your life! We are looking for a young, online-savvy teen or early twenties online community organizer to help us excite our Japanese community of over 4 million people! This requires a voracious passion for all kinds of anime and manga, and a willingness to leverage our anime content to make our community even more involved. The ability to communicate your obsession with characters, themes, plots, relationships, and culture within anime/manga are a must. Read More


Apr 27

Jobs: Producers & Production Assistants at the GOLF Channel (Orlando, FL)

The Golf Channel is looking for an associate producer and a production assistant for the international operations of their television department at their headquarters in Orlando, Florida.  Japanese language skills are not required, but highly recommended, as there are translation and interpretation tasks at hand.

International Operations Associate Producer

Full-time staff position assisting the Japanese commentary staff with research and production of live golf tournament broadcasts. Assisting entire department with additional production and coordination efforts as needed. Responsible for producing Japanese studio and remote original productions, interstitials and promos. Perform English/Japanese translation and interpretation (if applicable).

DUTIES:

– Assist Japanese commentary staff with research & preparation of tournaments

– Main contact with media centers, production companies & player managers

– Perform real-time golf score keeping using Microsoft Excel during telecasts

– Handle internal and remote communication for Japanese staff during events

– Maintain research files for tournament materials

– Produce Japanese studio and remote original productions

– Produce and log Japanese interstitials and promos

– Responsible for melting, labeling and logging of LPGA enhancement tapes

– Handle dubs, quality control and logging of monthly premieres

– Create monthly list of on-air promotion needs for international network

– Maintain quarterly music cue sheets for Japanese partner

– Maintain Japanese viewer feedback e-mail log (if applicable)

– English/Japanese oral & written translation (if applicable)

– Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

– 2+ years of TV production experience

– Strong English communication skills (written, spoken & listening)

– Ability to work flexible hours including holidays, nights, and weekends

– Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, live television environment

– Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word and using the Internet for research

– Familiarity of golf scoring

– Japanese language skills a plus

– Applicants must be able to live in Orlando, Florida

– Must provide proper documentation from the Department of Immigration and Naturalization of ability to legally work in the United States


International Operations Production Assistant

Full-time staff position assisting the Japanese commentary staff with research and production of live golf tournament broadcasts. Assisting entire department with additional production and coordination efforts as needed. Perform English/Japanese translation and interpretation (if applicable).

DUTIES:

– Assist Japanese commentary staff with research & preparation of tournaments

– Main contact with media centers, production companies & player managers

– Perform real-time golf score keeping using Microsoft Excel during telecasts

– Handle internal and remote communication for Japanese staff during events

– Maintain research files for tournament materials

– Responsible for melting, labeling and logging of LPGA enhancement tapes

– Handle dubs, quality control and logging of interstitials & monthly premieres

– Create monthly list of on-air promotion needs for international network

– Maintain quarterly music cue sheets for Japanese partner

– Maintain Japanese viewer feedback e-mail log (if applicable)

– English/Japanese oral & written translation (if applicable)

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Strong English communication skills (written, spoken & listening)

– Ability to work flexible hours including holidays, nights, and weekends

– Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, live television environment

– Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word and using the Internet for research

– Familiarity of golf scoring

– Japanese language skills a plus

– Prior Production Assistance experience is preferred

– Applicants must be able to live in Orlando, Florida

– Must provide proper documentation from the Department of Immigration and Naturalization of ability to legally work in the United States

HOW TO APPLY:
Go to the Comcast employment website and use the reference codes for each. For Associate Producer, the code is f44ac84b-2400-7f58-e100-000018282f35. For Production Assistant, the code is
794ac84b-2400-7f58-e100-000018282f35. Make sure the pop-up blocker on your browser is turned off when visiting this site.


Apr 26

Jobs: Administrative Assistant for translations (Pennsylvania)

The Document Services Group is looking for a Japanese administrative assistant to translate from Japanese to English and vice versa. As a Japanese Administrative Assistant for DSG, a Clinical Software and Services provider of technologies for the pharmaceutical industry, you will work closely with the DSG Project Managers servicing online clinical trials and translating business documents for our international clients. This position will primarily focus on translating documents both from Japanese to English and from English to Japanese.

DUTIES

  • Translating emails and other confidential client communications
  • Responsible for agendas, roll-call and meeting minutes for project team and client status meetings
  • Proofreading forms and working with document layouts

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates should be Native Speakers/Writers in Japanese; Writing skills is a must.
  • Candidates should be fluent in English at a Business level
  • Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft Office
  • Candidates must be able to type in Japanese
  • Must have at least 2 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge/experience in the medical, pharmaceutical and IT industries a plus
  • College degree preferred

HOW TO APPLY:

Contact Ilisha Smith Corporate Recruiter ismith(AT)dsg-us.com with resume and cover letter.


Apr 21

Job: Logistics Coordinator at VIZ Media (San Francisco)

VIZ Media, the Japanese comic book distribution firm, has an opening for a Purchasing & Logistics Coordinator at their San Francisco headquarters to assist the Director of Publishing within the Finance department with coordinating purchases and manage products.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to research and develop new vendor relationships.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office skills (strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of competitive and lawful bidding and awarding requirements is a PLUS.
  • Understanding of the regulatory factors governing purchasing such as UCC, antitrust laws and ethical principles is a PLUS.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain tact and strict confidentiality regarding all applicable programs and policies.
  • Ability to provide leadership, foster camaraderie, and to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details of documentation and database pertaining to purchasing activities.
  • Ability to interact with culturally diverse clients, service providers and staff.
  • Ability to work legally in the United States.
  • Must live in or be able to commute to SF Bay Area.
  • 2-3 years in purchasing and/or supply-chain-management role.
  • Experience in Print/Optical Disc/Home Entertainment Product Packaging procurement a PLUS.
  • Experience in an international environment a PLUS.
  • Experience in a publishing environment a PLUS.
  • BA/BS in a related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training, and experience showing preparation for this position.

ROLES

  • Assists Director of Purchasing with establishing, communicating, and maintaining company-wide purchasing policies and procedures
  • Responsible for correct coding of expenditures to proper general ledger account and title coding
  • Solves internal coding issues
  • Issues approved purchase orders to vendors
  • Processes purchase order change requests
  • Assists Director of Purchasing with the process of soliciting, evaluating, and selecting potential suppliers based on best practices
  • Performs monthly closing of purchasing module in accounting system
  • Handles daily and weekly order processing and fulfillment of direct sales accounts
  • Receives against purchase orders and monitors receipt based on documentation
  • Keeps records of purchasing, receiving and logistical coordination, electronically and in physical documents
  • Maintains high levels of integrity and customer service (internal and external)

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Purchasing & Logistics Coordinator” when applying.

By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com
NO PHONE CALLS!!!


Apr 19

Jobs: Project Coordinator & Social Media Manager at Cross-Cultural Web Consultancy (SF)

btrax, the up and coming cross-cultural web consultancy in San Francisco, is looking for a Project Coordinator and a Social Media Manager at their offices in San Francisco.  Language skills in Japanese, Chinese are highly preferred.  The staff boasts a client list that includes New People, ITOCHU, Panda Express, Bandai, and a wide range of brands from both the United States and Japan.

Project Coordinator

ROLES:

  • Create project plans and revise as needed to meet changing project requirements.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple projects and ensure work stays within the contracted scope.
  • Review deliverables prepared by internal team and client provided assets.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Communicate with internal teams and external contractors as well as clients for smooth project flow.
  • Ensure projects stay on budget and timeline while developing new strategies to streamline project processes.
  • In addition to these typical responsibilities, perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent 4 years’ worth of higher education.
  • Ability to lead the work flow for web and interactive projects.
  • Ability to estimate costs and build timelines for interactive projects.
  • Ability to identify and contract with key production partners to supplement Agency’s skill set.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects to complete work on time and on budget.
  • Strong presentation and training skills to improve internal and client understanding of web development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong internal and external presentation skills.
  • We do NOT require a specific number of years of work experience in the web industry

BONUS POINTS

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Japanese or Chinese is a major plus as our team is 95% bi-lingual or tri-lingual
  • Familiarity with Adobe CS software and other software tools for web or print work.
  • Web/design/coding knowledge and/or experience in the Web industry.

Social Media Manager

ROLES:

  • Create social media plan documents based on client objectives and target audience demographics.
  • Manage day-to-day content updates for internal marketing.
  • Work with the project manager and account executives to manage ongoing social media client contracts.
  • Take leadership for researching, developing and implementing novel ways to use social media.
  • Creating creative and practical solutions that help clients realize their business goals
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Track metrics and other online success signals to clearly define results and improve social media effectiveness.
  • In addition to these typical responsibilities, perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent 4 years’ worth of higher education. Recent grads looking for long-term opportunities are highly desired.
  • Srong passion for social media and has been an active user on Twitter and Facebook for more than one year.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong interest in Asian culture and ability to speak more than one language
  • Ability to quickly understand how to apply social media to clients business objectives.
  • Detailed oriented and experience managing multiple projects while staying within budget.
  • Excellent verbal skills and engaging writing style (for writing tweets, blog postings, etc.)
  • We do NOT require a specific number of years of work experience in the web industry

BONUS POINTS

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Japanese or Chinese is a major plus as our team is 95% bi-lingual or tri-lingual
  • Experience using Japanese and/or Chinese social media platforms (Mixi, Hatena, QQ, Baidu Space, etc.)
  • Experience running a blog or other regular online publishing tool

HOW TO APPLY
Think your skills would mesh with our multicultural team’s brew of talent? Do you enjoy an office with big windows? Send us an email (hr@btrax.com) with your resume and salary expectations.

We think you have more creative things to do than craft a lengthy cover letter, please keep emails to 1-2 paragraphs and write the job title in the subject line when applying.


Apr 19

Jobs: Recruitment & Candidate Coordinators at Wall Street Associates (Tokyo)

Wall Street Associates an executive recruitment company, specializing in the IT, Finance, Accountancy, Human Resources, SCM, Engineering and Sales & Marketing markets, is looking for bilingual recruitment consultant and a candidate coordinator at their headquarters in Tokyo.  Their homepage also has a very detailed timeline of the hiring process here.

Recruitment Consultant

Comprehensive initial, and on going training (both on the job with experienced Consultants, and in training Consultants sessions with our Training Manager) is provided, along with an attractive salary of between 4 – 6 Million yen per year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous recruiting or sales experience
  • Strong communication skills: business level English and Japanese
  • A record of high achievement in your current career

Candidate Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Has a positive outgoing and genuine personality. You MUST enjoy working with people and helping them
  • working
  • Has experienced both living and working in Japan for at least two years, and who currently resides in Japan
  • Has business level English and business level Japanese
  • Has a knowledge of, or experience in the industries in which WSA specialises
  • Is proactive and good at multi tasking


ROLES:

  • The provision of coordination and support to the Consulting Team in the following ways:
  • Sourcing, searching, screening and scouting potential candidates, from internet, web-based job sites, and
  • web networking events.
  • Touching base with candidates and clients by telephone and email
  • Managing and administering candidate and client information in order to keep records up to date and record accurate
  • Researching, searching and contacting potential clients from the internet, and job sites

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, simply send us a Word version of your English resume with your contact number, and we will be in touch with you — jobs@wallstreetjapan.com


Apr 18

TOKYOPOP, the first manga publishing arm in the United States and major manga exporting firm, is looking for a Marketing Manager at their offices in Los Angeles.  The position is particularly focused on online brand development and social media marketing.
DUTIES:

  • Lead the development and expansion of strategies and objectives for building and executing year-round brand engagement via social media. Manager will be responsible for integrating social and emerging forms of media into all campaigns.
  • Create and maintain monthly communication calendar and coordinate with Producers and Brand Managers the day-to-day community management/maintenance on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others).
  • Develop, implement, launch, and track the TOKYOPOP Tour grassroots marketing initiative to drive product sales and awareness; engage consumers and acquire signups to TOKYOPOP.com and its other social media profiles; promote brand awareness; and support other Tour goals.
  • Coordinate and execute all social media initiatives, serving as the intermediary between internal, external, and third party partners.
  • Plan, implement, and execute successful consumer and trade marketing programs (including brand strategic planning, market positioning, pricing, promotion, advertising) each season, in conjunction with Producers and Brand Managers.
  • Work with Associate Publisher and Director of Sales to support distribution sales reps with account-specific COOP strategies for major national retail accounts.
  • Direct and supervise staff to meet deadlines for sales-support materials such as seasonal catalogs, monthly sell sheets, add-on sell sheets, and other material as needed.
  • Provide reporting to allow proper measurement and evaluation of marketing activities. Develop sound strategic recommendations based on analysis of ongoing trade and consumer promotion programs, assessing the implications these have on marketing strategy and achievement of objectives.
  • Identify competitors and implement action plans to increase market share.
  • Other duties as necessary to support the objectives of division and company.
  • Limited travel as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Skilled and successful in online brand management
  • Well versed in digital, web, and mobile consumer marketing
  • Experience organizing and executing consumer and tradeshow events a must
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to solve problems independently.
  • Energetic, creative, and passionate; a true go-getter
  • Experienced in supervising outsourced resources
  • Supervisory experience. Solid leadership skills. Ability to train and motivate others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Creative vision
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and innovative sales support materials

HOW TO APPLY:

This job opening comes from Mediabistro, a site for media-related job listings.  Click here to apply.


Apr 18

Job: Translation & Administrative Assistant at Boston Hospital (Boston, MA)

The Global Link Language Services is looking to place a flexible part-time Translation & Administrative Assistant at a major Boston Hospital.  Job requires managing complex spreadsheets and translating from both English to Japanese and Japanese to English.

Salary Range: $20-$25 per hr
Brief Description of Duties: ONE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION AT BOSTON HOSPITAL

Immediate need for native Japanese administrative candidate. 20 hrs per week, one year position at a major Boston Hospital. Immediate start. Proposed work days are Mon, Wed & Thurs, but it is flexible. You will be supporting a Japanese Dr. Must have excellent admin skills – must be able to manipulate complex spread sheets. Medical experience a plus, but not required. Translation to and from E>J & J>E required. Excellent communication skills required as well as maturity. All working papers must be in order. Please send cv, 3 references and salary requirements to info@languagetranslate.com. Hourly pay is $20-25 per hour based on experience.

Thank you.

Contact: Melissa Letteri
Email: melissa_letteri@languagetranslate.com
How To Apply: Please email your cv to info@languagetranslate.com
Miscellaneous: Please send three work references

This position comes from the NAJAS Job Database.  Click here to see more job openings.


Apr 17

Job: Technical Translation & Office Assistant at a Japanese energy company (Arlington, VA)

A major Japanese energy-related company in Arlington, VA is looking for an office assistant, as well as a technical translator.  Both must be bilingual.

Technical Translator – The position pays around ($33K-$37K).

Duties: technical translation, general office work, and soon

Req: must be Japanese/English Bilingual

Office Administrator – for a major Japanese energy-related company in Arlington, VA ($33k-$35K)

Duties: general office work, some translation work

Req: business level Japanese is a must

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested in these or other Japan related job openings? Contact Interesse International at dc@iiicareer.com or call us at 571- 384-7117!
There’s more on our website as well:
www.iiicareer.com


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