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Baseball Writer / Editor, The Japan Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by japantimes, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. japantimes

    japantimes New Member

    Looking for the experience of a lifetime?

    The Japan Times is seeking a baseball writer with the ability to edit and design sports pages to join our sports desk in Tokyo.

    With Japan winning the inaugural World Baseball Classic, and continuing to send top players to the major leagues each year, this is a choice beat at the nation’s highest circulation English-language daily.

    Searching for a team player who can quickly adapt to a new country and culture. Must know North American sports well. Familiarity with Japanese sports a major asset.

    We are in the market for an aggressive person who has some experience covering college baseball or the major leagues, and can develop sources, break news, and do enterprise reporting. Four of the 12 pro teams in Japan are now managed by Americans.

    Night and weekend work exclusively. College degree in sports journalism desirable. Japanese language ability a big plus.

    Please submit resume and work samples via e-mail to:

    Jack Gallagher
    Sports Editor


    No telephone inquiries.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Interesting job for someone willing to pack up and move across the world.

    That being said, and not to jack the beginning of a thread, but I wish I had saved Tron's Japanese baseball gamer post from the last time a job opened here. I searched, but couldn't remember any phrases from it.

    Anyone remember it? Probably my favorite post of his, ever.
  3. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    well, crap... an opening at just the wrong time

    christ, it's like it was written just for me. damn it.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Damn. In another life, I would jump on this.

    Experience of a lifetime is right. Good luck to whoever gets it.
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    In your other life .... You're Hired!
  6. Tron

    Tron Active Member

    From jjobs...

    Looking for Super Baseball Experience? The Japan Times is currently looking for Great Baseball Writer to make fill in for fun baseball coverage! Ideal candidate will have mastery of AP style, baseball and the ha-do-ken fireball technique. We offer benefits including health, dental and throwing star. We also give 50 experience points for every year of employment, with extra bonus for finishing move on Giant Gila Monster. We are locate in Japan, where Super Star Cat Strike Force protect people from Evil Panda Expiriment, and all people run play happy with many office furnishings! We have won great awards from AP, World Baseball Writer's Association and Konami. Interest? Then send in clips as well as proof of effective Ninja Gaiden ice technique. HURRY UP AND BUY!!!!

  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Wonder how high up the food chain someone must be to get this gig. I'm guessing being a backup on a pro beat wouldn't hurt.
  8. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    I don't know about that. The job involves page design, which would certainly limit its appeal to some.
  9. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    let's hear some japanese, hoops.
    I think Kyle Veazey or Ryan Sonner would be perfect for this gig.
  10. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Ryan Sonner could kick Godzilla's ass.
  11. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    my favorite japanese word is bakayaro
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I remember the post. It was very clever and made me laugh. One of the funnier things I have seen on here. Didn't save it because I don't save things from here, but I kind of wish someone could repost it.
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