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6.3% of desk editors at Asahi are women

  • 2015-02-09 15:00:00
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(Asahi: February 7, 2015 – p. 2)

 

 As of Jan. 1 this year, there are 4,526 employees working at the Asahi Shimbun Company’s four main offices – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Seibu. Of those employees, 771, or about 17.0%, are females. Recently, the ratio of women among new graduates hired has increased to 40%.

 

 The number of women who hold managerial positions at the level of senior editor (desk editor) or above is 54, which is 6.3% of the total. In the editorial department, which is responsible for news gathering and editing, 36 women (8.5% of the total) hold positions at the level of desk editor or above. According to a survey by the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, the ratio of women in managerial positions at 98 newspaper or communications companies that are members of the association was 4.5% as of April 1 in 2014.

 

 The Asahi Shimbun Company has a system in which female employees who leave their jobs to get married or have children can be rehired if they wish to return to the company later. (Abridged)

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