Thursday, June 24, 2021

News Assistant – Economics/Foreign Affairs The Asahi Shimbun Job for May or Recent Grad (Excellent for ECON Grads)


Position description

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of five million, and more than 3 million subscribers to its digital news site. Its main office in North America is located in Washington D.C. There are bureaus in New York, and San Francisco.



Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in global economy, international trade and macroeconomics is highly desirable.  Interest in East Asia preferred.  



Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings and hearings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the Congress especially in terms of its fiscal and trade policies. This position will cover such important government agencies as the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Commerce Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.


This is a research position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k).  Position will be available immediately.  


Application Procedure

Please email cover letter and resume along with 2 recommendation letters.

No clips or phone calls, please.


Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045

Application instructions

Resume, cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters are required.