Position Available (Coordinator for Public Relations)

Position

Application Now Closed

The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco’s Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) has an opening for the position of the Coordinator for Public Relations. The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada. S/he also works with the JICC Director to handle Japan-related press and public affairs issues that arise within areas served by this office. In addition, as a staff member of the Consulate, applicants must be willing to work as part of a team, respecting other team members and sharing responsibilities in the team and office.

Please note that the Consulate is unable to provide visa support for prospective employees, and as such all applicants are required to have the appropriate legal permission to work in the United States.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Monitoring media organizations and keeping Consulate staff informed on a daily basis of press coverage on Japan-related issues in local newspapers
• Contacting both Japanese and American media to attend Consulate events and programs
• Writing and editing press releases in both English and Japanese
• Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of press conferences, seminars, and special programs
• Maintaining and updating the Consulate Facebook page with video content and event postings
• Website maintenance in the capacity of Assistant Webmaster
• Writing and editing speeches, remarks, and letters for consular officials
• Distributing annual publication, and maintaining inventories
• Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of meetings for Consulate staff and visiting Japanese officials, media executives, and other guests
• Creating and distributing promotional materials for events
• Planning and coordinating programs and project activities with community organizations
• Responding to inquiries from the general public in both English and Japanese
• Assisting with various JICC programs (cultural and educational) and projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

• B.A. or B.S. degree
• Strong skills and interest in media relations
• Excellent written and spoken English; strong knowledge of Japanese preferred
• Strong organizational skills and familiarity with MS Office
• Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan economic, political, and cultural relations
• Strong HTML and knowledge of Photoshop and Premiere
• Familiarity with Japanese work environment and operational styles preferred
• Knowledge of additional foreign languages considered favorably
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are requested to email a cover letter and resume listing academic background and professional experiences to:
 
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Japan Information and Cultural Center
Email: japaninfo@sr.mofa.go.jp
(Please include: “Job Application: Coordinator for Public Relations Position” in the subject line)
 
Any inquiries regarding application must be through email. (No phone inquiries).
 
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 9. Expected start date is in early April 2018 (subject to change).
 

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