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Time Out Tokyo provides comprehensive coverage of food, music, arts, entertainment and events in both English and Japanese through our website, mobile apps and city guides. Working closely with local experts, we aim to help our readers get to know the city through engaging features, detailed listings and reviews. If you're an experienced writer with a love of Tokyo and an interest in joining the Time Out team, keep an eye on this page for job listing updates and freelance opportunities.


Staff Writer (in-house)

Time Out Tokyo is currently looking for staff writers to join our editorial team. Staff writers work on our website, magazine and all other English-language publications, and will be asked to cover tasks as diverse as reporting, editing, proofreading and interacting with clients and other third parties. Staff writers are expected to possess excellent English writing skills, in addition to being proficient in Japanese (speaking, reading and writing).

Specialist knowledge in any of the fields covered by Time Out Tokyo (Eating & Drinking, Film, Music, Art etc) is considered an asset, but candidates are expected to have a broad interest in Tokyo-related topics and issues.

If you consider yourself an experienced writer with in-depth knowledge of Tokyo and Japan and feel like you would be an asset to our English-language site and publications, please send a copy of your CV and three writing samples to As we are currently looking for both full-time and part-time writers, please also indicate in your application which type of contract you would prefer.


Time Out Tokyo is always looking to expand its freelance database. Are you an experienced writer with an in-depth knowledge of Tokyo? Are you brimming with story ideas? Would you be an asset to our English language site? If you think you fit the bill and would like to be included on our freelance list, please send a copy of your CV and three writing samples to

Please note that due to the high volume of CVs we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone. But we keep all CVs on file and will contact you should we wish to commission you for work.