Thomson Reuters is seeking a Tokyo-based Writer for its market-leading legal magazine, Asian Legal Business (ALB). The role involves expanding our coverage of Japan’s legal industry, launching, writing and overseeing the bi-monthly bilingual ALB Japan E-magazine , and helping the commercial team to launch additional products in the Japan market. The editor will also be responsible for building a network within Japan’s legal industry, and breaking key news in the market.
- Expand ALB’s coverage of the Japan market
- Launch, oversee and write for the Japan e-magazine that will be published every other month
- Break key news relevant to our readership; write in-depth analysis pieces to reflect important trends
- Assist the commercial team in Japan in launching and executing new products
- Build a network of lawyers in Japan –both in law firms as well as in-house
- 4-6 years of experience in journalism, business / trade journalism preferred
- Some experience in the legal industry –working as a lawyer or with lawyers –a massive plus
- Fluent in both English and Japanese
- Proficient in both breaking news and in-depth analysis
- Strong interviewing and writing skills
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Strong networker able to build sources and relationships
- Self-starter able to make decisions without regular supervision
- Able to stick to hard deadlines
- Able to work quickly and cope with occasional pressure situations
- Able to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders –clients and ALB
- Collaborative and easy to get along with
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