Perform North, South and Central American news-gathering activities for broadcast in Japan, including news research and on-location producing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Research news story ideas and create proposals for the company’s Television Network, Inc. and affiliates’ news programs on a daily basis.
Coordinate with the Engineering department in setting up crews, satellite bookings, coverage requirements and additional outside technical support.
Collect information, set up interviews, and coordinate travel arrangements for any potential news, projects or breaking news.
Go on location and perform troubleshooting, researching, translating, directing, coordinating, driving, editing and footage transmission duties for the company’s Television Network, Inc. and affiliates’ news programs.
Keep up-to-date with the news through newspapers, news wires, magazines, TV monitors, Internet and Lexis Nexis.
Alert the NY Bureau Chief and/or Foreign News Desk in Tokyo for any breaking news.
Monitor AP and Reuter news sources, newspapers, magazines, television monitors for current and breaking news.
Perform other related duties as assigned and required.
Perform other duties assigned from time to time by the company Management.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Media/Communications or any related field with 1-2 years experience in news production or media/journalism. Possess broad knowledge of topics in different areas.
Bilingual in English and Japanese with native English and ability to read and write in Japanese. Strong communication skills.
Ability to drive in different locations. Good follow through. Strong interpersonal skills.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to lift, carry and move production equipment and/or other baggage weighing up to 50 pounds between office, airport, hotel and to different shooting locations under all types of conditions including, but not limited to, extremes in temperature, weather, altitudes and depths;
Ability to perform work at shoot locations under all types of conditions including, but not limited to, extremes in temperature, weather, altitudes and depths;
Ability and willingness to travel internationally; and
Ability and willingness to drive in unfamiliar surroundings.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, and go on business trip on short notice.
Employee may be required all necessary immunizations that are required for entry into foreign countries or for re-entry in to the United States.
Internal: TV News Bureau Chief, Research Specialist, Engineering and Production personnel
External: ABC NewsOne, Conus, APTN, Reuturs, Fuji Television Network, Inc. Foreign News Desk, Satellite Coordination Desk and Sports Desk, Affiliate Stations, South and Central America Stringers