The Times Of Japan has announced it will launch a resume writing app to help writers better understand their roles.
The publication is already in talks with a number of firms to launch a similar service, which it will also run through a digital platform.
The goal is to offer writers a “comprehensive experience”, said Yasunori Nishimura, the managing editor of the Japan Times’ print and online newspapers.
“It’s an opportunity to offer our readers a better insight into their careers, which could then help them choose the right career path,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
A number of digital-only startups have already launched resume writing apps, with many offering a one-stop service to help you write for free.
But the Times of Britain and The Times, both published by the English-language UK newspaper, are among the first to roll out the services.
The Times of London, which is the UK’s most read English-only paper, has offered resume writing since its launch in September 2014.
The Times’ platform now has over 12 million articles.
Nishimura said the Times’ app is an attempt to “give our readers more access to the information and expertise that they need to make better decisions about their careers”.
“We want to make sure that we have as much access as possible to the writing services and content, so that we are able to help our readers get the information they need and the knowledge they need in order to take better decisions.”
The Times’ new app will be available to all its staff in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic, as well as some local languages.
The service will also be available for freelancers.
It will allow users to quickly review their own work, and send feedback to a staff member via email, text, or a social network.
Users can also create an account to review their writing and create new writing projects.
The app will also offer recommendations for new writers to sign up for.
Users will be able to send and receive feedback on their work and their work of others via a variety of tools.
“We want it to be as easy as possible for people to contribute to our project,” Nishimura said.
The platform will also allow writers to get paid.
The platform will be free to use, and users will be limited to five projects per week.
“We are also thinking about giving away the app to the public as well, so people can create their own stories,” Nishimoto said.
“In the future, we may make it available to the entire paper, so if a user has five stories they can also publish their work.”
The app will only be available on the Times website and in its digital news portal, and will not be able be accessed from mobile devices.