Position Available (Coordinator for Public Relations)



The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco’s Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) has an opening for the position of 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. In addition, she or he also works as part of the General Affairs Section and supports the leadership of the Consulate to implement initiatives to strengthen ties between Japan and the U.S. in the Consulate's jurisdiction.

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.


  • Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of public programs
  • Content creation, maintenance, and updating the Consulate Facebook page and website as a part of the public relations team
  • Writing and editing speeches, statements, and correspondence for consulate officers
  • Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of meetings and press conferences for Consulate officers, visiting Japanese officials, and others
  • Contacting and strengthening relationships with local media
  • Responding to general inquiries as part of the JICC
  • Distributing Japanese governmental publications and maintaining inventories
  • Other duties as required


  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree in a relevant field
  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Familiarity with MS Office and video conferencing programs
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills for coordinating a wide range of affairs with the Consulate's leadership, consulate officers, other local staff, and external entities
  • Strong interest in media relations
  • Knowledge of and interest in Japan-U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and trends
  • Knowledge of Japanese language is a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of photo and video editing techniques and graphic and web design is a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with Japanese work environment and operational styles preferred
  • Working evenings, weekends, and overtime may be requested of staff by the office when necessary


  • Regular in-office working hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Some telework during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic may occur at the discretion of the office
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays defined by the Consulate are nonworking days
  • Paid vacation and sick leave are provided
  • Financial assistance for voluntary health insurance enrollment is available
  • To be considered for employment, candidates must be fully vaccination against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be requested of prospective candidates at a later point in the hiring process.


  • Applicants are requested to E-mail a cover letter and résumé listing academic background and professional experiences to:

    Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
    Japan Information and Cultural Center
    E-mail: 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 E-mail. No phone inquiries. Physical applications will not be accepted.
  • The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, December 5, 2021. Expected start date is late December 2021 or early January 2022, subject to change



  • Communication with applicants will be primarily through E-mail. Please include a valid E-mail address and contact phone number.
  • Candidates who pass the preliminary screening will be notified by E-mail for the next selection stage
  • A final candidate who is selected will receive a conditional offer of employment and will be required to provide information and documentation for an employment background check and also proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • The Consulate will not respond to inquiries related to the results of the screening process

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