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. To apply for any of these positions, email your application to jobs[at]timeout.jp.
Full-time sales position
Context of the role:
You’ll be working with the sales team in planning creative solutions for clients. Your primary role will be corresponding with clients and recommending advertising solutions and other promotional plans. You’ll also be responsible for finding new sales leads through business directories, client referrals, etc, as well as managing projects that involve business partnerships and collaborations.
Who we’re looking for:
- Someone with experience in sales (especially in ad agencies, digital, IT and/or media companies)
- Bilingual candidates who can speak both English and Japanese are preferred
- Basic computer skills are necessary (Internet, e-mail, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
- Basic knowledge of creating a sales presentation is advantageous
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.