WSJ seeks a reporter to cover SoftBank and Sony

October 4, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Tokyo-based corporate reporter to cover SoftBank, Sony, Nintendo and other companies in the technology field. This is a core role at the Journal, helping readers understand some of the world’s best-known names with global reach and stay abreast of trends that often originate in Tokyo or Kyoto.

You will:

  • Be responsible for breaking news about SoftBank Group and its empire of investees and related companies, working with colleagues in the U.S. and U.K.
  • Cover Sony, Nintendo, Toshiba and other major Japanese companies in tech and videogames.
  • Be ready to dive in on other corporate and markets subjects in Japan and the Asia region as the need arises.

You have:

  • Experience in covering corporate news and familiarity with the companies on the beat.
  • Ability to break news in a highly competitive area.
  • Eagerness to collaborate with global colleagues.
  • Preferably fluency in written and spoken Japanese.

This position reports to the Japan Bureau Chief. To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the requirements of the role and clips that indicate your qualifications for the position.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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