YouTube Video Producer, Tokyo, Full-time

Chris Kirkland

We’re looking for a new youtube producer to join the cheapo team, and super charge the Tokyo Cheapo YouTube channel’s growth.

tokyo cheapo youtube production, woman filming man with fake horse head getting out of taxi

Job overview

Type: Full-time
Location: Tokyo based, flexible remote work
Remuneration: ¥350,000 – ¥400,000 / month plus annual bonus (after 1 year)
Term: Initial 3 month trial, thereafter annual contract review and renewal
Start Date: August 2024


You’ll be joining our creative team as Youtube producer, which means taking charge of our Youtube channel. This will involve planning and co-ordinating with our existing creative team, but includes scope for you to do some editing, presenting and camerawork too.

  • Develop topics we have planned and/or come up with your own video ideas for our video channel
  • Organise shoots – schedule and co-ordinate with our creative team sometimes various third parties< and manage publication of videos
  • Lead and also participate in the shooting and editing process
  • Periodic meetings/conference calls with the content team to plan future video topics
  • Working with third parties and advertisers on producing mid-roll ads and sponsored videos

Required Skills

  • Good camera work (qualifications not necessary)
  • Video editing and post production experience, suitable for YouTube
  • Have already created your own, or produced and existing YouTube channel and published videos (subscriber count not a factor)
  • Organised, self motivated and with a high degree of autonomy
  • Intermediate Japanese language skills – enough to be able to handle various situations when shooting in Tokyo (e.g. asking a shop for permission to shoot)

Desirable Skills

  • Experience/sense for growth marketing and specifically youtube growth
  • Ideally happy to be in front of the camera

Job Benefits

  • Remote-first, flexible approach to work
  • Regular team meet-ups and events
  • Japanese social and labor insurance
  • Annual bonus after one year
  • Professional development allowance

Who would this position suit?

This position would really suit a creative who loves exploring Tokyo/Japan and is happy interacting with locals.

Although we said “Tokyo remote”, this just means you don’t have to work in an office. You still need to (already) live permanently in Greater Tokyo though.


There will be opportunities throughout the year for sponsored trips and activities around Tokyo and Japan. In the past year, our writers were sent on tourism trips—where travel, accommodation and food costs were all covered—to places like Okinawa, Yamaguchi and Hiroshima. On these trips, writers have enjoyed activities like local food and culture tours, hiking, brewery tours, cave explorations, kayaking and more!

How To Apply

Fill out the application form here. We aim to review and respond to applications by mid – late July.

About Us

Starting in 2012 with our first website, Tokyo Cheapo, our practical and friendly editorial style won over the hearts of travellers and local residents alike to earn us the title of most popular English-language website about Tokyo. Since then, we’ve launched three more websites – London Cheapo, Japan Cheapo, and Hong Kong Cheapo.

Each month, we record a combined 2-3 million page views across our websites. We reach another 2-3 million people via our social media channels.

Our team is based in a number of cities across the world. We’ve been a remote-first company from day one, as we believe our team should be able to work wherever and whenever they get their best work done. We’re all skilled at communicating and collaborating remotely – and we enjoy working this way.

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