Job Opportunity: Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist (Application Deadline: 2021/11/14)

The Consulate is seeking a well-qualified individual with excellent communication skills to serve as a Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist. This position is expected to start in January 2022. To apply, required documents (see section 8 below) must be submitted to the email address below on or before November 14, 2021. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us at:

Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
1 Position
 Media Relations and Public Outreach Specialist

2 Employer and Place of Employment
 Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
 701 Pike Street, Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98101

3 Working Conditions
 Working hours: 8:45 to 17:30 (with a one-hour break), Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays)

4 Expected Start Date
 January 4, 2022
 * Two-year contract until March 31, 2024.
 * The first three months is a probation period for your employment.
 * Contract renewal is based on an agreement from both sides.

5 Qualifications
 - In possession of US citizenship or permanent resident status in the US
 - Must have a valid photo ID
 - Be able to provide security clearance certificate (i.e. criminal record check)

6 Core Responsibilities
 - Updating the Consulate’s website and creating/sharing Japan-related social media, including maintaining the Consulate’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts
 - Writing and editing of speeches and reports
 - Distribution and creation of public relations information and materials
 - Receiving and responding to external inquiries by phone and email
 - Providing administrative support necessary to help fulfill the Consulate’s role in promoting Japan and its culture
 - Other tasks as assigned by management

7 Job Requirements
 1) Knowledgeable about Japan and its culture
 2) Have a strong interest in promoting the attractive features of Japan (Experience in the area of public relations is an asset)
 3) Native-level fluency of both Japanese and English
 4) Well-acquainted with software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 5) Have knowledge and experience in website creation / editin
 6) Knowledgeable about social media and public outreach
 7) Strong planning, multi-tasking, and project management skills
 8) Able to contribute to the success of the organization, and is a team player
 9) Must be able to work overtime on occasion

8 Application Procedure
 To apply, the below-listed documents must be submitted via email to
 - Cover letter
 - Resume
 - Proof of citizenship / Permanent Residence Status

9 Application deadline
 November 14, 2021

10 Selection Process
 - Only those candidates who successfully pass the preliminary screening will be contacted for a written examination and interview
 - Phone inquiries about the screening process will not be accepted