Savvy Tokyo (www.savvytokyo.com), Japan's leading English-language web magazine for international women and families, is looking for motivated interns who want to learn and grow their skills in the media industry. You will be working with and assisting our media professionals to create content and grow our brand across Japan and internationally. GPlus Media, the owner of Savvy Tokyo, based in Minato-ku, is a foreigner-run company with several brands including Japan Today, Savvy Tokyo, GaijinPot (incl. GaijinPot Travel) and InJapan.
We offer an internship to those who can commit to a minimum of three months or hopefully more. The intern will come to the GPlus Media office a minimum of once a week for a minimum of five hours a day. The official schedule will be determined on a case by case basis.
This is a non-paid internship. However, transportation fees to and from the office, as well as costs to and from the office when covering events or working on an assignment out of the office will be covered.
Language: Native-level English, a minimum of conversational Japanese
The ideal candidate will be up-to-date with recent trends in Japan, including new products, fashion, events, places to go out, and other trends for women and their families.
The intern will work directly with the editor-in-chief of Savvy Tokyo and other writers and editors on the team. Tasks will cover everything from background research for upcoming articles, writing articles covering all categories on Savvy Tokyo, researching and writing the weekly event calendar, attending and reporting on press events, social media posting, finding new places for our “New in the City” features, finding new products/trends women are interested in, contacting museums/event organizers for photo permission, taking photos for articles, etc.
The intern will acquire skills in writing, editing, content producing, social media, website content management, working in Wordpress, basic image manipulation, and more. You will also have the chance to pitch your own project ideas and be published on Savvy Tokyo. Some perks include access to the latest events/restaurant openings/celebrity press events and more.
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