Pentagon Staff Reporter (News Assistant)

Washington D.C.
$34,800 to $38,000
Nov 06, 2019
News Assistant
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

Company: The Asahi Shimbun

Position: Pentagon Staff Reporter (News Assistant)

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $34,800 to $38,000

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of nearly seven million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, Los Angeles, 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.  Japanese language is preferred but not required.  


Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending Pentagon and other relevant press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of defense, foreign affairs and politics. This position will cover the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and Human Services, and the intelligence community. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.


Some domestic travel may be required. This is a reporting 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

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