Contributing Writer

Join a Tokyo-based fast-growing international ecommerce team. Together we're building next generation solutions that fill a crucial missing piece between Japanese sellers and buyers around the world.

Remote (work from anywhere!) White Rabbit Japan is looking for a Contributing Writer to join its new product channel, Japan Radar. We’re seeking a contributor who can write about Japanese products in a fun, knowledgeable and accessible tone for the Japan Radar audience. |

What you’ll do:

  • Pitch timely, product-centric stories on a weekly basis to the Japan Radar Editor.
  • Write one to two posts a day—each post is between 70-135 words.
  • Support the Japan Radar editors with photos, preparing stories for publishing, and serving as a liaison with other freelancers as needed.
  • Promote content via social channels to build traffic for Japan Radar and grow our audience.

 
What you'll bring:

  • A demonstrable passion for and knowledge of one or more categories of Japanese consumer products; including apparel, lifestyle, food and beverage, health and beauty, and games.
  • A keen eye for what makes a compelling product story and a talent for finding fresh, fun, exciting, and beautiful Japanese products from around the web.
  • Resourceful in digging up interesting facts and details for your posts--often sourced from Japanese web sites. 
  • Ability to write smart, original, engaging copy.
  • Superb communication skills and ability to gracefully respond to edits and feedback on stories from editors.
  • Knowledge of how to use social media to share stories and get tips.
  • Ambitiously seek to master your subject areas and hone your craft.
  • Impeccable grammar and attention to detail with an eye toward clean copy
  • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and the ability to work independently.

 

Working at White Rabbit Japan

This is a remote, part-time contract position with flexible hours. You'll be joining a focused, innovative, hard-working, multi-cultural team, passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun. White Rabbit Japan businesses include White Rabbit Press, Blackship, White Rabbit Japan Shop, Japan Radar, Tokyo Realtime, and White Rabbit Express.

White Rabbit Japan is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, and everyone is encouraged to apply. White Rabbit Japan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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Tokyo HQ (Shinagawa)

White Rabbit Express
141-0031 Shinagawa City Directions jobs@whiterabbitjapan.com 03-6450-7109 View page

Benefits and Perks

Since the majority of White Rabbit employees work in Japan, this section is written with that as the default. Some benefits don’t make sense in other countries. We will try our best to provide comparable benefits and perks outside Japan as it makes sense, though. In addition to your compensation, full-time regular employees also receive the following.

  • Pension and National Health Care

    Enrollment in Japan's Pension and National Healthcare program.

  • Employee Liquidity Pool

    If White Rabbit is ever sold or part of an IPO, tenured employees will be eligible to receive a portion of 5% of the value of the company.

  • Commuting Allowance

    Commuting Allowance shall be paid in the amount equivalent to the actual cost required for commuting to and from work up to the maximum amount of 25,000 yen per month., or 4,000 yen monthly for bicycle commuting.

  • Great Tools

    Each employee will be provided an Apple or Windows computer and dual-monitor setup. We’ll also purchase virtually additional software or hardware you need.

  • Personal Development Stipend

    Up to 72,000 yen per year to improve your craft. If you’re interested in classes or online courses.

  • Fitness Allowance

    White Rabbit will pay up to 5,000 yen per month toward your gym membership, yoga studio membership, or whatever activity you do to stay in shape.

  • Wellness Allowance

    Every month, you can expense up to 5,000 yen toward a service or experience that enhances your overall mental well-being.

Why work at White Rabbit?

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Challenge
We're shaking up Japan's e-commerce industry, eliminating barriers and pain points, and filling a crucial missing piece between Japanese sellers and buyers around the world.

 

Global e-commerce is a big project; our operations are complex, and we have to deal with many challenges and constraints. But overcoming these challenges means we'll have built something of lasting value.

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Impact
Working on a lean, self-motivated team means autonomy, broad experience across projects, and seeing your contributions directly shape the product and impact users.

 

Lots of companies are competing with us (and copying us), so we try to think hard about how to build features and deliver a service that users love.

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