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News Editor (Editorial Department)

From geopolitics to culture, Japan’s international presence has become larger than ever. The Japan Times, as the nation’s largest independent English-language news organization, strives to provide authoritative news, analysis and sophisticated culture content for the global reader.

The Japan Times is hiring an experienced editor to join our news desk. This position will be involved in both digital and print operations. The role will be focused on handling staff-written content, but duties can range from crafting headlines and teasers to laying out and proofing pages.

This position will be fully remote.

The successful candidate:

  • Has strong English copy editing skills with an eye for detail and logic
  • Has a clear understanding of the role of journalism
  • Can edit for both domestic and global audiences
  • Is able to craft engaging headlines
  • Has a genuine interest in Japanese and international news
  • Is a team player able to work with reporters and editors from various backgrounds
  • Possesses the mental bandwidth to work under deadline pressure and juggle breaking news
  • Is eager to learn new approaches to storytelling
  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Working hours

  • Five days a week, eight-hour shifts (including a one-hour break), with shift start times ranging from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The most common shift is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shift schedules may include weekends.
  • The Japan Times, owned by News2u Holdings, is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any kind of discrimination and harassment. The employment decisions at News2u Holdings and The Japan Times will be based on the business needs, job requirements, each applicant’s individual qualifications, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family, parental, veteran, disability or any other status protected by the laws, regulations and policies of Japan.

How to apply

  • Please apply using the button below, and attach a resume and cover letter.
  • After passing the application screening, our recruiter will contact you to schedule an interview.

Application Deadline:

  • March 24, 2024

We will keep your application strictly confidential and will not use it for any purpose other than the selection process. The application documents will not be returned.

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General news and business reporter (Editorial Department)

From geopolitics to culture, Japan’s international presence has become larger than ever. The Japan Times, as the nation’s largest independent English-language news organization, strives to provide authoritative news, analysis and sophisticated culture content for the global reader.

The Japan Times is seeking a bilingual correspondent to cover general and business news of national and international interest. We are looking for someone with the agility, curiosity and versatility to cover a wide range of breaking news, as well as possessing the thoughtfulness and integrity to put complex issues in perspective. This position will be based in Tokyo.

The successful candidate:

  • Has experience at a news organization
  • Possesses strong news writing skills in English
  • Has a strong interest in Japanese news, including business topics
  • Is fluent in both English and Japanese
  • Is inquisitive and willing to go beyond the popular narrative
  • Has an eye for social issues affecting the foreign community in Japan
  • Is a self-starter with an independent mindset, but also the ability to work as a team player
  • Possesses the mental bandwidth to work under deadline pressure and juggle breaking news as well as longform features
  • Embraces the use of new technology in journalism
  • Has the openness to learn new approaches to storytelling
  • Has a clear understanding of the role of journalism
  • Has a bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Working hours

  • Five days a week from 10:00~19:00 (one-hour break). Schedule may be altered due to work assignments.
  • The Japan Times, owned by News2u Holdings, is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any kind of discrimination and harassment. The employment decisions at News2u Holdings and The Japan Times will be based on the business needs, job requirements, each applicant’s individual qualifications, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family, parental, veteran, disability or any other status protected by the laws, regulations and policies of Japan.

How to apply

  • Please apply using the button below, and attach a resume and cover letter.
  • Please also include two clips showing relevant work as a reporter. These can be attached as PDF files or given as links in your application materials.
  • After passing the application screening, our recruiter will contact you to schedule an interview.

Application deadline:

  • March 24, 2024

We will keep your application strictly confidential and will not use it for any purpose other than the selection process. The application documents will not be returned.

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Features editor (Editorial Department)

From geopolitics to culture, Japan’s international presence is becoming larger than ever. The Japan Times, as the nation’s largest independent English-language news organization, strives to provide authoritative news, analysis and sophisticated culture content for the global reader.

The Japan Times is hiring an experienced editor to help shape our feature content. This editor will be responsible for commissioning content, editing for both print and online publications, managing a stable of freelance contributors and proactively seeking out unique perspectives from new writers. Fluency in Japanese is a plus.

The successful candidate:

  • Has strong editing and storytelling skills, and the ability to handle longer feature stories
  • Is able to establish rapport with writers from various backgrounds
  • Is a self-starter with an independent mindset, but also has the ability to work as a team player
  • Possesses the mental bandwidth to work under deadline pressure and juggle breaking news as well as longform features
  • Has the openness to learn new approaches to storytelling
  • Has a clear understanding of the role of journalism
  • Has a bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Working hours

  • Five days a week from 10:00~19:00 (one-hour break). Schedule may be altered due to work assignments.
  • The Japan Times, owned by News2u Holdings, is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any kind of discrimination and harassment. The employment decisions at News2u Holdings and The Japan Times will be based on the business needs, job requirements, each applicant’s individual qualifications, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family, parental, veteran, disability or any other status protected by the laws, regulations and policies of Japan.

How to apply

  • Please apply using the button below, and attach a resume and cover letter.
  • After passing the application screening, our recruiter will contact you to schedule an interview.

Application deadline:

  • March 24, 2024

We will keep your application strictly confidential and will not use it for any purpose other than the selection process. The application documents will not be returned.

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国内最大級の英字新聞ジャパンタイムズのメディア事業を担当している「ジャパンタイムズエージェンシー(JTA)」では、営業メンバーの支えとなる営業事務スタッフを募集しています。

週3日 — JTA営業事務アルバイト(半年以上)

【主な仕事内容】

  • ① 請求書手配および請求書内容の確認
  • ② 原稿料の支払い申請入力・プロジェクトコードの集計
  • ③ 申請書、請求書作成、資料作成
  • ④ 郵便、宅配便、掲載紙の発送及びそれに伴う作業

【必須スキル】

  • PCスキル Word、Excel、Power point、Google スプレッドシートなど
  • 英語に対して抵抗感が無い方歓迎(業務は日本語になります)

【望ましい人物像】

  • 事務業務となるため細かい作業をいとわない方
  • コミュニケーション能力の高い方

【勤務地】

  • 半蔵門のオフィス(駅徒歩5分)

【就業時間】

  • 月曜~金曜の間で週3日、9時から13時の間で3時間
    ※曜日、時間については別途相談となります。

【時給・その他 】

  • 時給2,600円

【休日・休暇】

  • 土日祝は原則勤務なし

【応募締切】

  • 2024年3月31日(ただし応募状況により短縮する可能性があります)

【応募方法】

  • 日本語の履歴書と職務経歴書を添付の上、下部の送信ボタンより応募ください。その後書類選考の上、面接にお進みいただく方へ、当社採用担当から連絡差し上げます。
  • 応募の秘密は厳守し、選考の目的以外には一切使用いたしません。お送りいただいた書類は返却いたしませんので予めご了承下さい。
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