Employment Opportunity: Webpage Management and Public Relations Position, Consulate General of Japan in Boston

 The Consulate-General of Japan in Boston is hiring one full-time webpage management and public relations staff member. This is a contracted position that will run from October 1, 2019 until the end of March 2020 with the possibility for yearly renewal. The primary responsibility of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website. The secondary role will be to assist our public relations activities, thereby bridging New England and Japan. The ideal candidate should be adaptable, fast-paced, results oriented, creative, patient, and knowledgeable of website management, social media, and photography applications and software.
 
To apply, please submit your 1) Resume and 2) Cover letter to application@bz.mofa.go.jp by September 6, 2019.
 
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:
•Update and maintain the Consulate’s website. Create, curate, and manage content for all Consulate social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).
•Take and edit high-quality photographs of events, meetings, interviews, and other occasions as necessary (both onsite and offsite) for the Consulate and Consul General, to be used for our website, social media, press releases and other mass distribution channels.
•Occasional drafting and proofreading of documents.
•Submit detailed progress reports on social media.
•Assist our public relations activities
•Other duties as required.
•Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as necessary.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•Strong writing and communication skills
•Knowledgeable of Social Media platforms (Facebook and Twitter)
•Some knowledge of HTML code for use with our Content Management System
•Great photography and image editing skills using Adobe Photoshop
•Native-level English required; Japanese language skills desirable
•Solid understanding and interest in Japanese culture
•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident