Wednesday, January 6, 2021

News Assistant - U.S. Politics/Congress Job for Recent Grad with The Asahi Shimbun

Position description

Company: The Asahi Shimbun

Position: News Assistant - U.S. Politics/Congress

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $36,000 to $40,800



The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of nearly five million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.



Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in foreign affairs and domestic politics 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 Capitol Hill as well as the area of national politics. This position will cover the United States Congress and Department of Justice. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.


Some domestic travel may be 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 to

No clips or phone calls, please.  /For best consideration, apply by January 31.


Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045


Excellent research skill and communication skill. Master's degree preferred. 

Application instructions

2 recommendation letters are required.