J-List is an established online shop based in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, that sells a wide variety of Japan-related products to customers all over the world. We have an immediate opening for a full-time position that is a great opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for Japanese animation and "otaku" culture who currently resides in Japan.
Job description and Requirements
The opening is for a product description copywriter and customer support assistant.
Your work will also involve various tasks using Photoshop, such as preparing product images and creating simple web banners for advertisement. The specific skills for this position include:
- Effective and professional writing skills, and the ability to efficiently create descriptions for products. Fast touch typing skills are a plus.
- Knowledge of popular anime and/or manga series, especially currently airing and trending series, as well as a familiarity with the international fan community.
- Knowledge of anime, manga and Japan related memes, particularly those created by websites such as Pixiv, 2ch, Nico Nico Douga, and 4chan would be preferred.
- Familiarity with Photoshop and the ability to manipulate scanned product images.
- Japanese ability equal to JLPT level 2 or higher.
We are looking for a native English speaker who is already in Japan with a legal work visa. Upon employment, future sponsorship and extensions will be made.
We are not accepting applications from those outside of Japan at this time.
Base salary is 240,000-260,000 yen per month depending on experience, plus twice-annual bonuses based on personal and overall company performance, with annual raises and flexible vacation time. Additionally, a company car will be provided (gasoline and related expenses are not covered), along with assistance in acquiring an apartment.
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please download this application (PDF) and fill it out along with a Western-style resume, and fax it to 0270-21-9013. Files can also be sent to peterpayne[at]gmail[dot]com.
Applicants whom we call for an interview will need to bring a Japanese rirekisho resume. Transportation costs (from Tokyo) will be reimbursed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the above email address. This is an immediate opening, and we are looking for someone to start as quickly as possible.
IMPORTANT: J-List also sells adult products.
Please do not apply for this position if you are offended by adult products in any way.
Ready to work with us at J-List?
Other details about us
J-List was founded in 1996 and has been an extremely successful venture, serving over 500,000 customers and bringing unique products to people outside of Japan. We strive to promote understanding of Japan through popular culture.
The company is based in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, a small city of 200,000 located on the edge of the Kanto Plain near Tokyo (about 2 hours away by slow train, 45 minutes by Shinkansen). It is a nice city with many cultural points of interest, one of the lowest cost-of-living ratings in Japan, and fast access to mountains for many fun activities including hot springs. Because there is less public transportation here than in larger cities, a Japanese drivers' license is highly recommended.
Thank you for your interest in this rare position at J-List, and best of luck if you decide to apply!
J-List Co. Ltd.
Isesaki-shi JAPAN 372-0001