RocketNews24 English is looking to hire a few talented writers to help us grow!

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, RocketNews24 is a Japanese-language news blog. Since our humble launch in 2008, we’ve built a massive fan base by reporting the interesting, strange and random—much of it brought over from the English-speaking world.

We are happy to announce that, thanks to a lot of hard work and our awesome readers, we are currently making plans to expand our website and increase our daily output. To this end, we are looking for a couple of talented writers to join our team.

If you’re interested in helping us out, check out the requirements below!

【Job Description】

Translate select Japansese articles from RocketNews24 or our sister site, Pouch, in a way that’s appealing and interesting to English language readers.

Example:

■「スライム肉まん」の目玉は味がしません

■Dragon Quest’s Slime Now Available As Meat Bun, Grants 1 XP

Translations do not have to (and probably shouldn’t) be 100% faithful to the original and should include any extra background information that, while common sense to Japanese readers, English language readers may not be aware of. We also encourage mixing in your own brand of wit and humor! This is entertainment, people!

【Requirements】
Applicants should:
be creative individuals who write regularly.
・enjoy keeping up to date with current events, trends and pop culture.
・speak/read Japanese well (equivalent to JLPT N2 or better).
・be able to produce five or more articles per week.

Applicants from all over the world are welcome. We are also looking for speakers of Chinese, Korean or other Asian languages.

【Compensation】

Compensation will be calculated on a per article basis plus incentive.

【Application】

Please send your resume, Japanese and English, and translations (see #2 below) via e-mail to the following address:

recruit@en.rocketnews24.com

1)、Please write the following IN JAPANESE in your e-mail.
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Name:
Age:
Address:
Motivation for applying:
E-mail address:
Telephone number:
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※Please write『英訳ライタースタッフ応募/氏名』for the subject.
※Please attach a picture of yourself with your resume.

2)、Please translate the following two articles and submit them with your resume

1. ■普通じゃない!神戸北野で異人館を改装した『スターバックス』に行ってきた

2. Please write an original piece that you think would be a good fit for RocketNews24. This could be a translation of an article from a foreign language website, a short piece introducing something neat you found on the net or your own personal opinion or anecdotal piece based on your experiences in Japan and Asia.

Only accepted applicants will be notified of the results.

We look forward to receiving your application!