Job offer: Writer in Tokyo with Thomson Reuters

Job Description


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

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for Almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services –Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, We consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex / gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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