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Social Media Editor, Sofia

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: BLGB000-1902


RFE/RL's Bulgarian Service in Sofia is looking for a new colleague - Social Media Editor, who will be responsible for daily operation of Service's social media accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Takes care of RFE/RL Bulgarian accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
  • Explores new opportunities for using other platforms as well for reaching new audiences.
  • Posts RFE/RL Bulgarian content on Social media and makes sure all content is Google-friendly.
  • Produces content especially for Social media.
  • Advertises content on Social media, creates advertisements, targets audiences, keeps track of the performance.
  • Plans and creates polls, quiz or other forms of interaction with RFE/RL Bulgarian audience on Social media.
  • Answers/forwards messages sent on Social media, moderates discussions under the posts, and ensures a tolerant and hate-speech-free environment.
  • Uses journalistic acumen to find stories that are both likely to be shared and meet RFE/RL standards.
  • Mines the web for news leads and participates in developing news stories.
  • Keeps RFE/RL Bulgarian service team updated throughout the day on trending topics and stories worth exploring.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or related field or the equivalent in experience is preferred

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in digital journalism and social media in news organization

Competencies:

  • Strong news judgment
  • Broad knowledge of political, economic, and social situations in the broadcast area as well as international affairs acquired through studies, research, writing, travel, or other relevant experience or exposure
  • Excellent writing in a news environment and demonstrated ability to work with social and digital media to both find content and disseminate it.
  • Adapts to and works effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in one’ s own organization or job requirements.,
  • Excellent teamwork and the ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision.
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and projects simultaneously and work under deadlines.

Languages:

  • Bulgarian native level
  • English working proficiency
  • One more foreign language desirable

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Candidates for these positions must reside within commuting distance of the specified city, or be willing to relocate there at their own expense. Salaries for employees in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are competitive, based on prevailing local conditions. Employee benefits in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are in accordance with the local labor law specific to the country.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international broadcast organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM).

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