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Job ID : 1475166 Date Updated : June 14th, 2024
Deadline June 30th, 2024
Working at American University in Japan

Publication Assistant Exclusive job

Hiring Company Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Setagaya-ku
Job Type Part-time
Salary Based on hourly rate ~ Negotiable, based on experience

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Casual Clothing Side Business Ok Minimal Overtime Flex Time

Job Description


Publication Assistant


Communications and Marketing Support


Part-time (Contractor)


14-20 hours per week
(Main office hours: 9:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday)
Option for telework/flex hours.


Tokyo Campus (Sangenjaya station)


Assistant Director of Content


This position is only available to applicants who are eligible to work in Japan.


Salary commensurate with experience.


TUJ is seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Part-Time Publication Assistant to join our Communications and Marketing Support Department. This position will support variety of university publications and content, including brochures, flyers and digital content. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Content, the Publication Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, clarity and consistency of content across various communication channels.


Content Creation:

  • Collaborate with writers, designers, and other internal / external members to refine content and ensure messaging is effective and impactful.
  • Ensure content adheres to brand guidelines, style guides, and best practices in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Publication Coordination

  • Assist in the development of content strategies and editorial plans to support university initiatives and marketing campaigns.
  • Liaise with printers, designers and other vendors to coordinate production logistics.
  • Assist in the review of proofs and facilitate the approval process of publication tasks.

Quality Assurance

  • Conduct thorough quality checks to verify factual accuracy, consistency and adherence to university standards.
  • Maintain high standards of quality and ensure all content meets deadlines and objectives.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to gather information, provide editorial support and ensure alignment with communication goals.
  • Communicate effectively to understand project requirements, provide feedback and address concerns.

Design and Layout Assistance

  • Collaborate with graphic designers to develop layouts and design concepts for publications and digital content.
  • Assist in selection and preparation of images and graphic for publication and digital content.


Review of applications will begin immediately.
Send applications to tujjobs@tuj.temple.edu with the following three items as attachments:

  1. a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and what appeals to you about the position
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae; and
  3. a list of two references with contact information

Indicate the title and location of the position you are applying for in the email subject box. Also, we would appreciate it very much if you could let us know from which website/resource you found out about this position.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 1 year
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


  • Native Japanese speaker with business-level proficiency in English (TOEIC L&R above 800)
  • Experience (2 years or more) in bilingual editing, copywriting, graphic design, or content creation, preferably in a marketing setting
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading skills in both Japanese and English, with a strong command of grammar, syntax, and style in both languages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and content management systems (CMS)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams
  • Detail-oriented with a critical eye for accuracy and consistency in bilingual content and graphics
  • Experience with fact-checking and a strong attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field
  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), with a particular focus on Adobe Illustrator

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Setagaya-ku
  • Tokyu Denentoshi Line, Sangenjaya Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Part-time
Salary Based on hourly rate ~ Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 14-20 hours per week
Job Division Communications and Marketing Support
Industry Education

Job Category

  • Creative and Design > Editor, Copywriter
  • Creative and Design > Website Operation, Contents Planning
  • Creative and Design > Designer (Web, Mobile, Game related)
  • Creative and Design > Other (Creative, Design)
  • Marketing and Product Development > Web, Digital Marketing

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Non-Japanese