Applicants should have a background in international relations, foreign policy or journalism. Attention to accuracy and the ability to multitask effectively under daily deadline pressure is required. Ability to develop and maintain good sources and to take direction well and work collaboratively with others is essential. Japanese language skills are preferred but not necessary. Description: Main duties include assisting our Japanese New York-based correspondents in covering the United Nations. This will include attending briefings and press conferences, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, and covering various events. Rapid and precise transcription is also required. Coverage areas may also include breaking news stories and in-depth reporting on political, social and cultural events in the United States. You may also be required to work other news areas as situation warrants. This position has no byline or article-writing opportunities. English-language site is: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000119478 Some domestic travel for reporting stories may be required. (Applicants must already live in New York region)No phone calls.Please include cover letter, including your areas of interest, and resume.(please include both the cover letter and resume as attachments rather than simply pasting into message sent as e-mail). The cover letter should be addressed to: Yuji Yoshikata, New York Bureau Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun.