Reporter/Research Assistant

Competitive annual salary + health, dental and 401k
Dec 18, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

Qualifications: Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree. Background in US politics, international relations, foreign policy or journalism is preferred. Attention to accuracy and the faculty to multitask effectively under deadline is required. Facility to develop and maintain good sources, a strong work ethic and ability to take direction well and work collaboratively with others is essential. Japanese language skills are not necessary.

Description: Main duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents by attending daily briefings and press conferences, tracking relevant stories, arranging and conducting interviews, composing clear and concise memos and covering various events.  Additionally, given that 2020 is a presidential election year, coverage of various presidential campaign rallies and related events will also be an integral part of the duties. Rapid and precise transcription is also required.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to coverage of the campaign trail, White House, State Department, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve, Congress, and area think tanks. Additionally, the selected candidate may also be required to work news areas other than his or her assigned beat as situation warrants.This position has no article-writing opportunities.

Applicants must be prepared to work occasional weekends and overtime once or twice during the week. Some domestic travel opportunities may present themselves. Applicants must reside in the Washington metropolitan area or have immediate plans to relocate. Compensation includes medical/dental benefits, as well as 401(k).

Application Procedure: Please email cover letter and resume addressed to Bureau Chief, Kentaro Nakajima. No phone calls, please. Applicants must reside in the Washington metropolitan area or have immediate plans to relocate. All applicants should be available for in-person interviews in downtown DC. 

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