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TV News Assistant Producer- Japanese Bilingual

Japanese major broadcasting company in New York Branch office seeks Japanese bilingual Assistant Producer
Job Title:  Associate Producer
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports To: Director
Work hour: 9:30-5:30

Job Summary: 
The Assistant Producer will support producers and editors at a Japanese media New York office for news coverage in North and South America. This position will be a part of a team in creating pre-recorded or live content for news program. Coverage include but are not limited to the Presidential Elections, the United Nations, NYSE, and sports such as MLB and NBA. Stories will reach national audience in Japan. 
We are seeking committed candidates who thrive working in a fast-paced team environment. 

Main Responsibilities: 
  • Research, monitor and identify breaking news through US news sources
  • Identify newsworthy stories suitable for Japanese audience and properly communicate stories. 
  • Perform fact-checking through original sources.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot technical and logistical aspects of onsite filming or interviewing
  • Pitch story ideas for same-day and long-term feature stories
  • Maintain calendars for various events 
  • Gain knowledge about academic, cultural, political institutions, think tanks, and more.
  • Network and build positive relationships with sources 
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or any related field
  • Native level English in reading, writing and conversation.
  • Conversational level Japanese
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work flexible hours, overtime including weekends, at times with very short notices. 
  • Curiosity towards current events and a motivated learner
  • Ability to work in a Japanese / international environment
  • Ability to self-manage projects and schedules 
Preferred Qualities 
  •  Additional language, such as Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese - Work experience in News/Media