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Full-time Editor/Writer

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We have a job opening for a full-time editor and writer on the Fast Train Limited editorial team. Join our crew of writers, editors and digital nomads running the world’s favorite sites about Tokyo and beyond.
Fast Train operates Tokyo Cheapo, Japan Cheapo, London Cheapo, REthink Tokyo—and more coming soon!
Tasks/responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Assign and edit content for REthink Tokyo and Japan CheapoWrite and research compelling articles for Japan Cheapo,  REthink Tokyo and Tokyo CheapoMonitor news and trends in travel and real estate related to Tokyo/JapanOversee events section for all sites (may include creating event round-up posts)Work with and oversee the writers contributing to your editorial sectionsRespond to emails for your editorial sectionsPrepare for and participate in weekly/monthly content callsPublish, embed and schedule release of Youtube videosAdd tours and tickets to relevant articles
We offer a very flexible working arrangement—you can work from home/the office/Thailand. And you can set your own “office hours” too!
In addition, there are opportunities throughout the year for sponsored trips and activities around Tokyo and Japan. Key skills
Writing, copyediting and researchEditorial planningTeam managementWell-organizedCommunication with the public—for both article research and handling incoming messages (press releases, event invites, etc.)Good with online collaborative tools (Google docs, Asana, Trello)Must be comfortable with a modern part-local and part-remote working arrangement
Preferred (but not required)
Knowledge of WordPress, Drupal or other CMSJapanese language skills, particularly ability to read in Japanese for research purposes

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