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Managing Editor of Savvy Tokyo (expired)

GPlusMedia Inc. / 株式会社ジープラスメディア

GPlusMedia Inc. / 株式会社ジープラスメディア

Job ID
Minato, Tokyo
Post date
Dec 22, 2019
Media / Publishing / Printing
Editor, Journalist, Copy Writer, Technical Writer
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥3.5M ~ ¥4.0M / Year
  • Negotiable


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available


GPlusMedia—the company behind GaijinPot (, Japan Today ( and Savvy Tokyo (—is looking for an accomplished content creator to take over the position of Managing Editor of Savvy Tokyo, starting immediately.

Savvy Tokyo is a lifestyle web magazine that publishes content aimed at international women and their families living in Tokyo and across Japan. Launched in 2013 as a website for ex-pat women, Savvy Tokyo’s readership has tripled in the past two years to encompass women and men of all backgrounds and demographics, based in Japan and overseas.

As Managing Editor, you’ll be responsible for continuing to provide accurate, entertaining and meaningful content to our diverse readership. Savvy Tokyo’s articles cover all aspects of life in Japan, including culture, lifestyle, health and beauty, food and drinks, recipes, life with kids, relationships, and more.

You will be in charge of running the website day-to-day, and spearheading projects and opportunities for the site’s continued growth as part of the GPlus brand family, as well as the English media industry in Japan as a whole.

Primary Responsibilities

*Produce high-quality editorial content that aligns with the Savvy Tokyo content strategy and meets audience needs
*Manage the content schedule to publish daily articles across the principle categories: food, lifestyle, families, careers, health and beauty, and fashion
*Manage a network of freelance writers, review and commission pitches, and edit articles
*Work closely with the sales team on the monetization of the site through ad revenue and other channels
*Manage Savvy Tokyo’s social media (mainly Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest)
*Contribute original articles
*Manage Savvy Tokyo’s weekly newsletter
*Create new marketing campaigns such as reader giveaways and seasonal contests, with the help of the marketing team
*Work closely with the IT team to help elevate Savvy Tokyo’s visual and UX appeal
*Support all GPlus Media websites and related projects whenever needed. This could include writing, proofreading, editing or attending events for GaijinPot, Japan Today, or for external client-related websites or print projects

Qualifications, experience

*Proven experience in managing an online publication
*Strong writing and editing skills
*Japanese language skills preferred (for research purposes, communicating with clients, etc.)
*Target and goal orientated
*Self-starter, organized
*Team player with great communication skills

Tools experience

*WordPress or other CMS system
*Knowledge of photo-editing software
*Knowledge of analytics software (such as Google Analytics)
*Mac OS operating systems

What’s it like to work for GPlus Media?

At GPlus Media, every day is different. We’re a team of over 14 different nationalities, working in a bilingual environment that’s challenging and exciting to be a part of. Our range of media products and services is expanding at a rapid rate, which means that there’s a lot of room for your creative input in terms of what content we produce and how we produce it.

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

This job is no longer available.

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