We’re hiring freelance writers (Tokyo)


About us

All Turtles is a startup studio with teams developing practical AI products to solve everyday problems. We opened in June 2017 in San Francisco, and have teams working across the globe. We’re ambitious — with studios opening in Paris and Tokyo in 2018. All Turtles staff numbers about 35, with over 120 people affiliated with our studio companies and projects. Current studio companies include Butter.ai, Edwin, Disco, Leaders, Octane AI, Replika, Spot, and Sunflower Labs (and a handful of secret projects).

We’re backed by a group of prestigious investors — including Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst, and Digital Garage — with decades of worldwide startup experience.

The role

In preparation for re-launching our site with an editorial focus, we’re hiring a small number of writers to lead our authoritative coverage of entrepreneurship, AI, product development, and new models for innovation. These are immediate openings.

As part of The All Turtles editorial team, you’ll be associated primarily with our Tokyo studio, and write in Japanese. You’ll work closely with a local managing editor, the Tokyo studio head, and the editor in chief in San Francisco, pitching your own stories and also taking assignments. Initially, you’ll contribute two or three 500–1000 word articles per week. There will also be opportunities to develop and produce podcasts and videos in the months ahead.

About you

Journalist with 2 to 5 years experience reporting on tech and startups (AI coverage a plus). Available to work freelance.

Deeply-sourced with leading figures in the local ecosystem.

Skilled at writing news and smart analysis combining original reporting, research, and observation.

Ambitious and creative with high standards of excellence and a sense of humor.

Experienced with WordPress, finding the best art for your articles, and best practices of online journalism.

Bilingual writing and editing abilities (Japanese-English)

How to apply

If you’re as excited as we are, please send a resume and cover letter containing three links to your best work to: hello@all-turtles.com Use subject line: Tokyo Writer).

We look forward to hearing from you!