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The Mainichi: Staff writer wanted

The Palaceside Building, home to the headquarters of The Mainichi Newspapers, is seen in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward in 2016. (Mainichi)

The Mainichi is seeking a translator and writer to join its news team in Tokyo, for a full-time, contracted position opening in February 2019. The job will include translation of Japanese news into English, proofreading and rewriting English articles, and writing original news and features.

    Required/desired qualifications:

    - Native level English proficiency

    - Excellent Japanese-English translation skills

    - Excellent English writing skills

    - Ability to work as part of a team

    - Ability to work well under pressure

    - Familiarity with Japanese current events, politics and business

    - Basic software experience (Word, Excel) and photo editing skills a plus

    - Media industry experience a plus

    (Note: Applicants other than those with Japanese nationality must have a status of residence allowing them to work legally in Japan.)

    Working hours:

    10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. / 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., approximately five days per week (monthly shifts may include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


    Discussed at offering of position

    To apply, please send your CV to:

    Applicants contacted by The Mainichi will be required to sit at least one test.

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