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September 03, 2012

Economics News Assistant/Staff Reporter wanted at The Asashi Shimbun

Organization: The Asahi Shimbun
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: $33,000 to $36,000
Sector: Commercial
Organization URL: http://www.asahi.com
Experience: Entry Level / Mid Career
Last Date To Apply: Sep-12-2012
Date Posted: Aug-31-2012

Description
Duties include assisting our Washington economics correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of international economics, including the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and White House. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).

Qualifications
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master's preferred. Interest or background in covering U.S. and international economics and finance is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not necessary. Interest or experience in East Asia, especially Japan and China, is also a plus. Economics major preferred but not required. Must be willing to work overtime on evenings and weekends.

Contact Details
Contact: Hiring Manager
Email: asahidc@asahiam.com

Application Instructions
Please email cover letter and resume to AsahiDC@asahiam.com. Deadline: Wednesday, September 12. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
AsahiDC@asahiam.com

Posted by zzhu at September 3, 2012 04:33 PM