Japanese Speaking Researcher job vacancy

Confidential

Overview: Japanese Speaking Researcher job vacancy in London recruiting now

Ref: 217293234
Employer: Confidential
Location: London, United Kingdom
Salary:
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Japanese Media Company, a leading Japanese news agency, is currently seeking a full time researcher / reporter to join our London office.
Responsibilities include:

• Monitoring UK and Japanese media daily for news stories
• Compiling research on a variety of topics for Japanese correspondents
• Assisting correspondents with all aspects of the news gathering process, including: arranging and conducting interviews for stories, transcribing interviews for Japanese correspondents
• Attending media events (and occasionally sporting events) where necessary
• Writing articles for English-language service, with the possibility of being published in Japan s biggest English-language paper
• Working some weekends and weekday evenings where necessary
Required skills:

• Business-level proficiency in Japanese and English
• Excellent research/newsgathering skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (e.g. comfortable if called upon to interview high-profile individuals)
• Strong interest in news media, with a good knowledge of current affairs and ability to spot emerging stories
• Proactive attitude towards identifying/pitching stories of interest
• Ability to work under pressure and good team player
• Ability to work flexibly, including occasional travel and irregular hours, where required
Other desirable skills:

• Experience working in media/newsroom environment
• Knowledge of social media as a newsgathering tool
• Strong IT skills
22k – 23k depending on experience, plus a discretionary bonus twice a year
• Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, excluding 1 hour lunch break
• 25 days per year, plus bank holidays
• Overtime allowance, Business trip allowance, A monthly travel card from zone 1 to 6 depending on where you live, Pension

 

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