Tune in to N3con.com for live video-streaming of some panels (see schedule below). The live-stream will appear here on May 25 and 26.
Or follow and interact with us on Twitter, using the hashtag #n3con.
Your best bet is to stay on N3con.com. A team of student journalists will also live-blog and post recaps. Don’t worry about missing too much – even if you are physically here!
The Associated Press is seeking an experienced journalist and news manager with deep knowledge of China to serve as its top news leader in Beijing, supervising coverage and staff across all media formats throughout greater China.
The China News Director will supervise a team of journalists, including beat reporters, photographers, video journalists and deputies for text, photos and video. He or she will report to the Asia-Pacific News Director in Bangkok and work closely with colleagues around the world.
The China News Director will collaborate with AP’s regional and global News leadership to set and execute AP’s strategy for coverage of Greater China, and lead cross-format planning of breaking news and enterprise. They will serve as AP’s legal representative in China, and primary editorial liaison to the Chinese government. They will also work closely with AP’s business leaders in the region to execute the company’s editorial and sales strategies in Greater China and help meet the needs of a growing AP customer base in the region.
Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience as a full-time, professional journalist, including time with a top newspaper, broadcaster or news agency. An understanding of multi-format journalism is also required, and experience working in multiple media formats is a big plus.
Morning Calm, the travel and culture in-flight magazine of Korean Air, is looking for a full-time senior copy editor. Responsibilities include overseeing all translations, ensuring consistency between English and Korean articles, as well as copy editing/proofreading/fact checking all texts in English and Korean. Candidates should be native Korean speakers with very strong English skills. Contact me, English editor Matt Flemming, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for details or to apply.
New York-based media company is looking to hire freelance writers and editors who are native speakers of Korean or Japanese and have a deep understanding of books and publishing in Korea or Japan.
Must know some English and have professional writing or journalism experience in Korea or Japan. Writers can be based anywhere.
* Project begins immediately.
* Flexible hours.
* All work will be done remotely.
Please include cover letter, resume, and any recently published samples written in Korean or Japanese. email@example.com
Korea JoongAng Daily, the Seoul-based partner of the International Herald Tribune, has two job openings: senior editor and copy editor.
These positions can be a great entry into the Seoul journalism scene. Several of past and current AAJA-Asia members have gotten their start in Korea at this paper.
Please send your resume and a scanned photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Korea Times is looking for two native English speaking copy editors and one cartoonist who can start work immediately.
The copy editor applicants are required to have on-the-job experience and a good work ethic, with pay to be determined commensurate with performance levels.
The cartoonist applicants are required to have a good understanding of Korean society, its politics and others, besides basic artistic skills.
The applicants are asked to call the Copy Editing desk on +82-2-724-2352 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and ask for Chris Price, or call +82-2-724-2340 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Email contacts are welcomed at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Change.org, the web-based petition platform, is looking for a Director of Communications in Japan.
The ideal applicant will be comfortable writing short, accurate news items in rhythm with the pace of the social web. We are looking for writers who can help us add perspective to news as it happens. How does a news event help paint the larger picture of a trend or an evolving philosophy? What does it mean when one company acquires another? What has happened in the past that can help explain what is happening now? We’re looking for writers who can do more than just rehash the news from other websites–journalists who are not only great curators, but know how to get on the phone with sources and learn more about a story firsthand, as well.
April 29, Seoul — To celebrate 60 years of partnership and shared prosperity, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sung Kim announced a Su$15,000 award to create a collection of short videos on Koreans’ experiences with the United States. Called “Stories That Need To Be Told: America and Me” the award launches an on-going “living” project to capture the memories of everyday Koreans who worked together with Americans during the Republic of Korea’s formative period from 1945 to 1975.
“The ‘America and Me’ project captures our close people-to-people ties,” Ambassador Kim said at the awards ceremony held at the American Center Korea in Seoul. “The videos help us to record and remember Koreans’ stories of our friendship and our cooperation over the years. As a Korean-American who was born here, it is particularly heartwarming to hear these stories,” he added.
Seoul-based Korean-American journalist June Chang, an anchor for KBS World, won the grant. The resulting collection of oral histories on video will serve as the continuation of an Embassy Seoul-organized contest for Korean students. Themed “America & Me (미국과 나),” the contest invited students to submit their own videos that captured the memories of elderly Koreans whose lives were touched by the United States in some way.
“By preserving the memories and stories of those who experienced firsthand the beginnings of the South Korean nation, this project looks to help bridge generational gaps while providing a clearer understanding of the events that took place during Korea’s coming-of-age period,” Chang said. “The project looks to motivate the younger generation to take interest in their own grandparents’ living histories, exceptional and amazing stories that, like the Korean War, should not be forgotten.”
When: TUESDAY May 7, 2013 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Charge: 2,500 yen for a Great Buffet Lunch is the only charge. Drinks pay as you go at the bar.
Hiromichi “Hiro” UGAYA is a veteran journalist, photographer and educator, who has devoted his life recently to intensive coverage of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and the plight of the tens of thousands of people the accident has displaced. A former reporter at Asahi newspaper and writer for AERA magazine, he has authored more than half a dozen books on security issues, media criticism, Internet technology and Japanese pop culture. A graduate of Kyoto University, he holds a Master’s in International Security Affairs from Columbia University. His latest book “Fukushima’s Lost Seasons” is a poetic photo essay of the serene flowers and trees of the region that have been invisibly devastated by radiation. He is also a bassist and performs regularly at Tokyo clubs.
RSVP for attendance and for more information, Yuri Kageyama, Correspondent for The Associated Press in Tokyo, at ykageyama [at] ap.org or on Twitter @yurikageyama
Asian American Journalists Association 主催
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2013年5月7日（火曜日）7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
ご参加ご希望の方はAP通信社特派員影山優理まで：ykageyama [at] ap.org
A lifestyle consultancy is looking for a Mandarin-speaking-and-writing chief editor in Beijing.
In particular, he/she will be heading the editorial department for a high-end lifestyle management company backed by one of the largest domestic enterprises in China. The company targets high net-worth business leaders and provides a variety of luxury lifestyle-related products and services that fullfil both professional and personal needs. Main business units include its public-facing online luxury media, a high-end clubhouse in Beijing, safety & security services, education consulting services, art investment & auction, gold & high jewelries, etc.
See the attachment for more on the job.
Next Media Animation, the company known for creating satirical news animations, is looking to fill two positions:
News Animation Writer
How did Bloomberg get the scoop on Xi Jinping’s family wealth? What is it like reporting from Pyongyang? Find out which media organizations are hiring.
We’ve got your all-access pass to Kristie Lu Stout of CNN; Jean Lee, Korea bureau chief of the Associated Press; Barbara Demick, Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times; and Sasa Vucinic, former chief executive of the Media Development Loan Fund. We’ve got the latest on covering North Korea, China and more.
Register for the NewNowNext Media Conference to meet journalists from Seoul, Beijing, Thailand, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other regions. The event also features a job fair, with the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Time magazine, Bloomberg News, Engadget, etc.
WHEN: May 24-26, 2013
WHERE: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Early-bird ticket, online registration: HK$500 / US$64
Walk-in ticket: HK$600 / US$77
***AAJA members get in for only HK$150 / US$20
AAJA-Asia’s Seoul members kicked off an active weekend with pizza night on Friday, April 19. Members got together to discuss the chapter’s upcoming N3 Conference in Hong Kong, the 2013National Convention in New York, as well as general work life. Thanks to everyone who came out!
On Saturday, Seoul members June Chang and Tori Allen wrapped up their second Interview Skills Workshop, the first of which was held on April 14. By drawing upon her previous interview experience at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Tori gave an informative, interactive presentation on how to prepare for interviews and draw out people’s personal stories.
The workshops, offered twice this month, were successful at bringing together AAJA members, non-members, and students. Attendees not only gleaned valuable lessons from the lecture and subsequent Q&A, but also got a chance to network and learn from each other on how to become stronger interviewers and storytellers through an interactive exercise.
Tomohiro Osaki (AAJA Tokyo) Lands Full-Time Staff Writer Job at the Japan Times
While still undergraduate at Sophia University in Tokyo, Tomohiro Osaki discovered the joy of journalism through his five-month internship experience at CNNGo, Tokyo. He began to work at the Japan Times as a part-time editorial assistant from February 2012. His major responsibilities included writing short previews for art exhibitions and weekend events. As an aspiring journalist, he frequently freelanced for the newspaper exploring Japan’s seamy subcultures and under-reported realities of its young people. Since being hired on as a full-time staff writer at the JT starting April 2013, he has been chasing after legal issues that involve immigrants and asylum seekers in Japan.
We’re planning on an AAJA-Asia Tokyo gathering next Monday to bid farewell to Rina Nakano, who is moving back to the U.S., and welcome new/renewing Tokyo members (Tom Baker, Chuck Del Rosario, Angela Kubo, Toshi Maeda, John Matthews, Robert Sakai-Irvine and Jake Schlesinger). Hong Kong conference co-organizer Wendy Tang plans to join us via Skype at some point during the evening to brief us on how the #N3Con event is shaping up.
Date/Time: April 29, Mon. 19:00 ~
Shu Bldg. 3F, 1-24-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Home Page: http://www.dining-izo.com/index_03.htm
Please RSVP to Yuri N.
Hong Kong Shue Yan University is looking for lecturers who can teach English news writing and reporting beginning Fall 2013. Journalism experience important, teaching experience preferred.
Please e-mail Amy Wu at awu(at)hksyu(dot)edu if interested.
Job Requirements :
Asia Gambling Brief, a new weekly newsletter covering the casino and betting industries in the Asia-Pacific region, is seeking freelance writers around the region who can contribute stories. There will also be opportunities to write for an associated magazine.
AGB is particulary seeking writers in Seoul, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, India, New Zealand and Tokyo, though contributions from elsewhere also welcome.
Writers with experience writing business stories in English and with local language skills preferred, with experience covering the industry especially appreciated.
Please contact zach(at)agbrief(dot)com for more information.
(Co-hosted by AAJA and FCCJ)
Kentaro Sakakibara, CEO of Samurai Incubate Inc.
Anis Uzzaman, Founder & CEO of Fenox Venture Capital
Where: FCCJ, Yurakucho, Tokyo (Google Map)
When: 12:00-14:00, Monday, April 1, 2013
(The speech and Q & A will be in English and Japanese with interpretation)
Japanese electronics giants such as Sharp or Panasonic might be going down on the hill, but the startup culture is burgeoning in Japan with the younger generation aspiring to create next Google or Facebook. Counter-intuitive to the image of no-risk taking Japanese and so-called “Galapagos” workforce, some chose to launch innovative businesses on their own to get away from the old and traditional Japanese work culture, which used to promise the seniority system and life-time employment. Pitch contests are regularly held to test their products, and the number of business incubators increased offering co-working spaces and tutorial sessions as well as funding. Yet, there are still few Japanese startups tapping into Silicon Valley, given the good product quality and highly-touted Japan brand. How can those Japanese startups go global?
Startup incubator Kentaro Sakakibara and Sillicon Valley-based venture capitalist Anis Uzzaman, will talk about the landscape of the Japanese startups and what it takes for them to be next Facebook.
Kentaro Sakakibara is the founder of Samurai Incubate, one of the biggest startup incubators in Japan and is specifically focusing on early ventures management, marketing, sales and human resource support. His company invests in start up ventures and he also holds the posts of external director to 50+startups. Early in his career Sakakibara worked with Axiv.com (now Voyage group) at development stage.
Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D is the General Partner and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital. Located in the Silicon Valley, USA, Fenox focuses on seed, series A and final round funding in the areas of consumer internet, software development, retail and emerging, disruptive ideas. Having been a serial entrepreneur himself in the retail and technological sectors, Anis provides mentorship in fundraising, operations and exit strategy to entrepreneurs. His managerial roles in Business Development with IBM and Cadence are complemented with his portfolio of numerous M&A of technological companies. Anis holds a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University and has published more than 30 technical papers.
Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). The charge for members/non-members is 1,700/2,600 yen, non-members eligible to attend may pay in cash (menu: sautéed pork with sauce ). Reservations canceled less than one hour in advance for working press members, and 24 hours for all others, will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. For meal service, please enter the room by 12:25.
The IDG News Service is seeking a freelancer in Seoul who can contribute breaking news stories in the technology arena, particularly ICT and mobile tech, and coverage of Samsung and LG in particular. We are also receptive to story ideas for news features and trend pieces. The ability to write fluently in English, and some experience covering business and technology, are required. IDG News Service is the international news wire for IDG worldwide, publisher of PC World, Macworld, Computerworld, CIO, and other technology websites and magazines. For more information contact elizabeth_heichler [at] idg.com.
AAJA-Asia’s third annual journalism conference, organized in conjunction with the Journalism & Media Studies Centre @ HKU, is expanding into a two-day event this year!
Held on May 25-26, the NewNowNext Media Conference (#N3Con) will mix more panels, more workshops and more speakers to take journalists in the Asia region to the next level: including Investigative Reporting in China, the Future of Digital Journalism and more!
Registration will open up soon and more speakers will be added to our line-up. Bookmark our conference homepage:
The Mainichi is seeking a full-time translator and writer as part of its news team in Tokyo, for a position opening in April. The job will include translation of Japanese news into English, proofreading and revising English articles, and writing original English pieces.
(Note: Applicants other than those with Japanese nationality must have a status of residence allowing them to work legally in Japan.)
11 a.m. to 7 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants contacted by the Mainichi will be required to sit at least one test.
The Mainichi editorial team
AAJA Asia chapter members in Tokyo gathered for a brunch for new and renewing AAJA members on Saturday. A big welcome to our newest Tokyo-based members: John Matthews, Dan Poppy, Robert Sakai-Irvine, Jake Schlesinger, Nathalie Stucky (in photo above, middle) and Maiko Takahashi. Thanks Rosa Yum for renewing.
With a new president in Seoul and a third nuclear test completed by North Korea, where do we go from here? And what (if anything) can be made of Dennis Rodman’s trip to the DPRK? Get some answers from a Korean Peninsula expert at AAJA Seoul’s first Newsmaker event.
We’ll be sitting down for an off-the-record Q&A with Daniel Pinkston, the International Crisis Group’s Deputy Project Director for Northeast Asia. Join us for what is sure to be a spirited and informative discussion! Check out Daniel’s bio and work here.
Who: AAJA members
When: Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m.
Where: Office Coffee, 390-30 Changjeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 서울시 마포구 창전동 390-30
Directions: Come out Sangsu station, exit 3. Go straight for about 10 minutes.
RSVP by emailing Hannah (hannahbae[at]gmail.com).
IF YOU ATTEND THE Q&A, YOU MUST BUY SOMETHING FROM THE COFFEE SHOP!
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club (SFCC) will hold a joint happy hour this month.
Come meet other journalists in Seoul or reconnect with those you haven’t seen in a while!
For those who attended AAJA’s Resume Workshop, feel free to bring your laptop and make those suggested changes to your resume.
Who: Members of AAJA and SFCC
When: Friday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club Bar
Korea Press Foundation Building, 18th floor
25 Taepyeongno 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 태평로1가 25
Cost: No entry fee. 1,000 won/beer at the bar
AFP Seoul bureau is seeking a paid intern. Ideal candidates are college/graduate students with interest in journalism and who are fluent in both Korean and English (Must be bilingual enough to be able to translate interviews on the spot). Working hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) are flexible and negotiable. The job mostly involves news research and assisting field reporting. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required and video editing skill is a plus. Send a resume and news writing samples (if applicable) to seoul(at)afp(dot)com as soon as possible if interested.
As we continue to build a world-class organization of top talent, we’re pleased to announce The Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship 2013. The sixteen-month program offers budding journalists in Asia the chance to study Business and Economic reporting at a top research university in New York – study, travel and accommodation expenses paid. The program is a unique combination of Journalism and MBA courses with hands on mentoring. Many candidates go on to work for the Journal or other top news organizations.
Deadline: March 29, 2013.
Info and application process here: http://wsjfellowship.com/application-process/
By Teppei Kasai, AAJA student member
AAJA’s resume critique event at the Dow Jones Japan offices on Tuesday, February 26th was an invaluable experience, especially for a university student like myself just beginning to enter the world of journalism.
After listening to panelists from the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Resume Pro and the Japan Times, I believe we were all able to gain an insight to what employers look for in potential candidates and in their resumes.
Before attending the critique, I wrote my resume relying on a few Google searches and peer edits. After attending the event, however, I realized that there is much more to the resume than meets the eye.
I was matched up with Malcolm Foster, AP Tokyo Bureau Chief, for my one-on-one resume critique. Foster pointed out a few careless mistakes I made like inconsistency in grammar, style and structure.
Foster recommended I personalize my resume more – to make it stand out by writing about my hobbies, extracurricular activities that may seem irrelevant but actually show my dedication to journalism, and so on and so forth.
I didn’t just meet Foster. I had the honor to be able to meet so many other veteran journalists whose work I read regularly and respect.
Overall, it was a very enriching experience, both in terms of meeting fellow journalists, as well as getting great advice on my resume.
AAJA-Asia chapter President Ken Moritsugu has won a special election on the national level and will be vice president for print.
“The ever-changing media landscape presents both challenges and opportunities for AAJA as we pursue the goals of newsroom diversity and fair and accurate coverage of our country’s diverse communities,” Moritsugu said. “AAJA means a lot to me, both as an organization and a family. I look forward to joining the leadership and working to help members navigate our evolving media world. As a longtime member who has led chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, I also hope to build bridges between our membership at home and overseas.”
The special election was held to fill the post after Tom Lee resigned in January. Ken will serve out the remainder of the term until Dec. 31, 2013.
ABC News Seoul Bureau is seeking interns!
We are looking for hard working and bilingual interns who would appreciate the experience as a foreign journalist. The job will be mainly news research and assisting field reporting. Hours are flexible when news is slow, but the interns must be able to devote their full attention when news breaks.
In principle, the internship is non-paid.
(But there may be paid part-time interpretation opportunities from other affiliated companies with ABC News)
Web, print mobile and video production for US community newspapers
Journalists who love media are encouraged to apply. Positions available for entry level to experienced. You will be the manager for the entire print and video (news and advertising) operation for one of our three US newspapers and you will provide support for our approximately 120 newspaper customers. Journalist will lead Beijing-based (Dongzhimen) designers, engineers and customer support reps to develop and produce print, web and smartphone content, including video. You will also be in charge of customer support & retention via telephone, and some sales support. Working hours range from late night to early morning, business hours are based on seniority.
Future job possibilities includes: Promotion to senior management or opportunity to work at or run one of our US newspapers.
For more information: http://www.verican.com/careers/
AAJA Seoul kicked off its 2013 activities with a Welcome Coffee that drew a great turnout! Attendees included current members, as well as a number of prospective members who got to meet our crew and hear about our exciting upcoming activities. We took this opportunity to announce next week’s resume critiques in Seoul, which are free for members and paid for non-members. One special guest at the coffee was Madison Park from CNN, an AAJA Hong Kong member. Special thanks to June Chang for supplying the group with pastries!
CNN International is seeking a Digital Producer to join the Asia/Pacific editorial team based in Hong Kong. This person will help generate original news content. This person will stress close integration with TV to maximize content ownership. He/she is responsible for managing and publishing to CNN’s international news website.
This week we toasted Allen Cheng, who recently stepped down as AAJA-Asia vice president for Beijing. Allen, who co-founded the chapter in 1997, will continue to be an influential member for us.
As the name suggest, AsiaMediaJobs.com will have the latest media related jobs in Asia ranging from editorial positions in print, TV and online to jobs in Public Relations/Marketing, advertising, publishing and academia. We’ll have everything from reporter positions in Singapore to PR gigs in Seoul to journalism teaching positions in Beijing.
AAJA members in Bangkok held their first event this week. They were joined by roughly 30 people to learn about Storyful, an organization that helps newsrooms find content on social media websites.
Special thanks to Storyful’s Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, Asha Phillips, also an AAJA-Asia member in Hong Kong, for a successful talk.
The very first AAJA meet-up in Bangkok is set for Thursday, January 24 at the AP offices. Introducing Storyful: an organization that helps newsrooms find content on social media websites. They partner with ABC News, Reuters and the New York Times, and social platforms such as YouTube.
Storyful’s Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, Asha Phillips, who is also an AAJA-Asia member in Hong Kong, will be flying in to teach us how to utilize this tool for our stories.
We’re gathering foreign and local media based in Bangkok to join us. We’re also hoping to get Asiaworks’ Craig Knowles to present his ideas on the use of social media and blogging specifically for the Southeast Asia region.
Suggested donation of 300THB to go to AAJA, a non-profit group.
WHEN: Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: AP Offices – Crowne Plaza Hotel – 15th floor
City Street Rama IV, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand – BTS to Sala
Daeng or MRT to Silom
Time: January 22nd, 7-8 pm
Location: The Japan Times (Tamachi/JR Yamanote, Mita/Toei Asakusa, Mita lines)
The Senkaku benkyokai event featuring former Beijing diplomat Kuni Miyake and GRIPS scholar Narushige Michishita has been rescheduled for the evening of Jan. 22, Tues. Location and start time for this one-hour, off-the-record event is to be determined.
This speaker program is geared mainly for members and is free, but from now on we’re opening up the program to others, space permitting. we’re hoping non-members won’t mind dropping AAJA Asia an 1,000 yen donation at the door to attend.
Feel free to spread the word on our two Jan. events to colleagues, who may be interested.
We have five fabulous new members we’d like to welcome:
Mariko Lochridge, Mari Saito, Lisa Twaronite, Jake Adelstein and Nathalie Stucky.
We’d like to welcome these members during a brunch event next next weekend featuring new AAJA national president Paul Cheung (AP – NY) and former president Sharon Chan. (They are doing an Asia tour.)
Date/Time: Dec. 1, 2012, Saturday, 11:30~13:30
Place: Shunju Tsugihagi (Japanese food*), B1F of Nissay Theater, Hibiya, right next to the Imperial Hotel (Private room reserved under ‘Nagano’)
*the bento selections from 2,000 yen~3,000 yen we need to order beforehand.
pls RSVP to me at email@example.com for brunch. menu options are otherwise
pretty limited -> Maguro-don, 1200 yen