Jobs @ Anime News Network

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News or Interest Intern

Anime News Network's ongoing internship program is open to new interns every semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work with ANN's news team or interest team and earn valuable on-the-job journalism experience with a professional publication. No experience is required.

Each semester ANN hires two news interns: one with intermediate Japanese knowledge and one without. Intermediate level is defined as JLPT N3 or equivalent. The application deadline for the next round of internships is December 15 at 23:59 ET.

The application process for an interest intern is identical, so just follow the below guidelines and you will also be automatically considered for an interest internship. Feel free to specify if you have a preference for one department or the other, or if you are only interested in one department or the other.

Important Note for Interest Internships: All applicants for our interest interns must possess a Japanese reading ability of intermediate or higher. Intermediate level is defined as JLPT N3 or equivalent. The application deadline for the next round of internships is December 15 at 23:59 ET.

Applicants for interns should expect to spend 10 to 20 hours a week performing tasks for Anime News Network, including posting press releases, writing news articles under the guidance of Senior News Editor Egan Loo and Managing Editor Crystalyn Hodgkins (or under Interest Editor Lynzee Loveridge for interest interns), and researching information for news articles. Strict adherence to deadlines will be expected. Full details of the position will be provided to serious applicants.

These are unpaid internship positions, but they may be eligible for school credit (talk to your school). This is a work from home internship, please verify with your school to make sure this is acceptable. Preference will be given to candidates who are seeking school credit.

We are also now accepting candidates for 2-term internships (ie: Sept 1 to April 30). Please specify in your cover letter if you want to do a 2-term internship. As of 2012, preference will be given to candidates applying for 2-term internships.

Important: Applications (cover letter + resume) must be sent to internship (at, and the email's subject must read "Intern Position" or it will be discarded. Any questions about these positions should be posted in the forum here.

Tokyo Correspondent

Anime News Network is currently seeking a Tokyo-area correspondent to cover various events and screenings in the area. We're looking for an experienced writer who is comfortable writing film reviews and conducting interviews; previous experience in either of these things is required.

Qualifications required:

  • Lives in the Tokyo area
  • Speaks Japanese at a business-fluent level (N2 or better) and can write at a professional level in English
  • Has previous experience working as a professional writer, dealing with editorial direction and deadlines
  • Comfortable writing film reviews and interviewing professionals in the industry
  • Available to cover major events in the area such as Comiket and Tokyo Anime Fair

This starts as freelance (with coverage expenses also provided) and may result in a part or full-time contract. Please contact [email protected] with your cover letter, resume and writing samples.

Thank you,
Anime News Network