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We are always looking for the next ambitious member to join our team! If you have a passion for broadcasting and the music we play, then drop us an email to let us know. 

Our team builds on the core values of respect, integrity and cooperation. These key values help us deliver our mission statement which is “To educate, entertain and enhance the public’s engagement with Japanese and Korean music culture.” Plus, we have been producing music podcasts since 2008 and have the skills to teach you the knowledge required for podcasting. Join our team to find out why you will be exposed to a unique experience in broadcasting.

If a position allows for ongoing opportunities, but there is no current open positions, please do still apply. For more details about ongoing opportunities, please see our FAQ document below this page.

ポッドキャストのスタッフとなるには、英語力が必要です。


Current opening(s) for Japan Top 10:

Position Number & Title: 01J- Content Producer
Number of current open position(s): 2
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Must be available for a minimum of one episode per month
Level of recommended experience: Moderate/Some
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Under the supervision of the music director, the content producer will create chart listings for various types of episodes, derived from official music charts
  • Provides content onto each episode for the podcast such as news and information about the songs and/or themes featured
  • Collaborates with internal staff members for the production of an episode such as the host and audio editor
  • Reports all duties to the lead content producer, music director and general manager
  • Under the direction of the lead quality assurance staff member, the content producer will conduct quality assurance on episodes to ensure maximal accuracy
  • Support and/or recommend a decision made by the music director on music submissions on the podcast
  • Able to demonstrate high proficiency in the English language in all areas of communication; basic comprehension of Japanese is an asset but not required
  • Must have some availability during the weekends and holidays
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Position Number & Title: 02J- Audio Producer/Content Distributor
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Must be available for a minimum of one episode per month
Level of recommended experience: Moderate/Some
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Edits and creates each episode that they are assigned to, through organizing and mixing audio files together
  • Listens to the audio recordings made by the host and ensures they are free of errors
  • Stipulates the formatting of an episode under the direction of the program director and lead audio editor
  • Reports all duties to lead audio editor and general manager
  • Distributes episodes onto various hosting providers and social media platforms
  • Updates the website following the release of an episode
  • Able to demonstrate basic audio and/or video editing skills, utilizing any well-known software
  • Must be able to communicate in basic English, knowledge of Japanese is an asset but not required
  • Must have some availability during the weekends, holidays and on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Position Number & Title: 03J- On-Air Host
Number of current open position(s): 0
Number of auxiliary position opening(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Must be available for a minimum of one episode per month
Level of recommended experience: Low/Not much
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Records their own voice to deliver insightful information in an entertaining and educational format
  • Must be able to supplement the audio editing process through the organization and mixing of audio files together during certain periods
  • Gathers all music files from provided resources
  • Follows the information created by the content producer along with providing original commentary that is entertaining and educational
  • Collaborates with sales manager to create an audio advertisement for potential advertisers
  • Some experience with audio and/or video editing is an asset, but not required
  • Must have solid English comprehension skills including a clear voice tonality
  • Experience with rudimentary spoken Japanese is highly recommended with an emphasize on proper pronunciation
  • Must have some availability during the weekends, holidays and some weekdays
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a highly competitive position; we cannot guarantee to accept every applicant who applies

Position Number & Title: 04J- Language Translator Specialist
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Variable; should be available on a minimal bi-weekly basis
Level of recommended experience: Moderate/Some
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Translates various content from English to Japanese
  • Records on-air announcements in Japanese with instructions provided from other organizational leads
  • Supports translating Japanese websites for the content producer in the creation of an episode
  • Collaborates with the sales manager and third party advertisers to deliver their message in Japanese
  • Respond and reply to listener emails or messages written in Japanese through the collaboration with organizational leads
  • Must have intermediate comprehension skills with the English and Japanese language with an emphasis on reading, writing and oral communication
  • Previous experience in communications and/or translating work is an asset, but not necessary
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Current opening(s) for KTop 10:

Position Number & Title: 01K- Content Producer
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Average one to two episode(s) per month
Level of recommended experience: Moderate/Some
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Under the supervision of the music director, the content producer will create chart listings for various types of episodes, derived from official music charts
  • Provides content onto each episode for the podcast such as news and information about the songs featured
  • Works with other staff members for the production of an episode
  • Reports all duties to the general manager
  • Conducts quality assurance on episodes to ensure maximal accuracy
  • Support and/or recommend a decision made by the music director on music submissions on the podcast
  • Able to demonstrate high proficiency in the English language in all areas of communication; basic comprehension of Korean is an asset but not required
  • Must have some availability during the weekends and holidays
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Position Number & Title: 02K- Audio Producer/Content Distributor
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Average one to two episode(s) per month
Level of recommended experience: Moderate/Some
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Edits and creates each episode that they are assigned to, through organizing and mixing audio files together
  • Listens to the audio recordings made by the host and ensures they are free of errors
  • Stipulates the formatting of an episode under the direction of the general manager
  • Reports all duties to general manager
  • Distributes episodes onto various hosting providers and social media platforms
  • Updates the website following the release of an episode
  • Some experience with audio and/or video editing is an asset, but not required
  • Must be able to communicate in basic English, knowledge of Korean is an asset but not required
  • Must have some availability during the weekends and holidays
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Position Number & Title: 03K- On-Air Host
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Average one episode per monthly, can increase up to three episodes per month during holiday/summer seasons
Level of recommended experience: Low/Not much
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Records their own voice to deliver insightful information in an entertaining and educational format
  • Gathers all music files from provided resources
  • Organizes and mixes all audio files together to create an episode
  • Guided by the provided script & song charts, complemented with original commentary that is entertaining and educational
  • Collaborates with sales manager to create an audio advertisement for potential advertisers
  • Some experience with audio and/or video editing is an asset, but not required
  • Solid English comprehension skills including a clear voice tonality is an asset
  • Experience with rudimentary spoken Korean is highly recommended with an emphasize on proper pronunciation
  • Must have some availability during the weekends
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Current opening(s) for MTI Countdowns:

Position Number & Title: 01M- Sales Manager
Number of current open position(s): 1
Position allows ongoing opportunities: Yes
Estimated amount of work: Highly variable; should be available on most days
Level of recommended experience: High
Responsibilities and basic key skills/qualifications:

  • Engages with third party companies or individuals in collaboration for the development of advertising partnerships
  • Manages the entire Japan Top 10’s Patreon donor program including (but not limited to) sending the gifts for all donors, modifying benefits in different tiers, analyzing data from Patreon donors, setting up events to promote the program, engaging with current and future potential Patreon donors (to exceed their satisfaction and expectations) and various other operations that will ensure the continued success of the program
  • Has a thorough understanding of the organization’s mission, values and vision along with the operational functions of the organization
  • Proactively reaches out to third party companies through the marketing of the organization’s core mission, values and vision
  • Analyzes statistical information provided and current market trends to establish advertising rates for the organization
  • Analyzes the yearly budget and fiscal performance of the organization with the management and board of directors and sets out plans for achieving financial performance goals
  • Promotes donation drives for the organization through the development of fundraising events
  • Collaborates with all members of the organization to meet the necessary requirements from established contracts and projects
  • Provides input towards determining the optimal use of the organization’s funds
  • Gathers innovative approaches to ensure financial efficiencies within the organization
  • Understanding of the legal obligations set out by Corporations Canada for non-profit organizations and ensures compliance with all financial transactions made
  • Reports back all duties to the organizational leads and board of directors
  • Previous experience working in sales/marketing is an asset, though not required
  • Must have basic comprehension skills with the English language; knowledge of the Korean and/or Japanese language is an asset, though not required
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


IMPORTANT #1: THESE ARE PRIMARILY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. *FOR THOSE JOINING JAPAN TOP 10 OR MTI COUNTDOWNS (excluding KTop 10 staff), THERE ARE MONETARY REWARDS TO STAFF WHO DEMONSTRATE EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE AND FOR STAFF WHO HIT THEIR ANNIVERSARY YEARS.* (more details in the FAQ document) If want to join us to fulfill internship or volunteer hours for your school/program/institution, please see the FAQ page below for further details (see question 5). WE ALSO DO NOT OFFER ANY TYPE OF FOREIGN SPONSORSHIP WORK/VOLUNTEER VISAS TO CANADA OR UNITED STATES.

IMPORTANT #2: WE WILL NOT OPEN ANY FILES, DOCUMENTS AND/OR ATTACHMENTS THAT IS EMAILED TO US. DO NOT SEND US ANY RESUME AND/OR COVER LETTERS. If you do not follow this process, we WILL NOT accept your application. Instead, it would be helpful in your application if you can give us some background information on why you have expressed interested in joining our show (please write that as text in the email body, do not attach any separate documents). We will follow up with a request for an online interview, or an in person one (if you are within the Greater Toronto Area).

IMPORTANT #3: IF THERE IS NO CURRENT OPENINGS TO A POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUT IT ALLOWS FOR ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE STILL APPLY. For more details what ongoing opportunities means, read the FAQ document below.

IMPORTANT #4: PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO MULTIPLE POSITIONS. While we appreciate those who might be interested in more than one position on the podcast, we do not want applicants applying to multiple positions on the podcast for various reasons. Please see FAQ document for more details.

We recommend all interested applicants to read this FAQ document before you apply, as it answers many questions you may have and/or any additional details about our intake process.

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