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Journalist, Russian Service

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: BRU1265-1801

We are looking for a journalist to join our Russian Service team. You will initiate, prepare, produce, and deliver wide variety of journalistic material on multiple platforms (Radio, TV, online, social media, printed, etc.) as assigned, relevant to the Russian audience and to RFE/RL mission, adhering to and striving to exceed RFE/RL content quality standards.


  • You will be expected to:
  • Create content on a wide variety of topics and issues, from bulletins and dispatch to features for relevant platforms. Adapt content as necessary. Translate according to the language proficiency.
  • Work as field correspondent and reporter on assignment.
  • Conduct interviews in the studio, by telephone, or in the field
  • Moderate, deliver live, blogs, records, contributes, inputs online, shot photos and video as required.
  • Produce live, recorded, online, printed, etc. content, as appropriate, using the available techniques, operate relevant technologies, tools and computer equipment.
  • Maintain up–to–date familiarity with political, economic, and social developments in and related to the target area. Brief yourself on latest news and issues prior to starting work day.
  • Research material and, exercising editorial judgment, select reliable information from a varied range of reputable sources.
  • Keep deadlines and strive to meet or exceed RFE/RL standards for the quality of the output.
  • Adhere to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times and take editorial responsibility for all own material.
  • Actively participate in program feedback sessions.
  • Regularly suggest viable coverage ideas and to contribute to program planning.


  • University education in journalism or related field, or equivalent relevant training and experience.
  • Around 4 years of experience as a journalist.
  • Good familiarity with political, economic, and social situations in the broadcast area as well as with regional and international affairs.
  • Ability to handle at least one selected platform or media, general awareness of other media and platforms. Ability to work with audio and video equipment, word processing tools, information research tools and new technologies and media platforms.
  • Able to work with RFE/RL content management system - capable of posting and editing text and photos, webifying content, and Program Scheduling.
  • Able to reliably develop and deliver quality content according to RFE/RL standards and best practices. Able to pitch original ideas, cultivate original sources, conduct interviews, write news and features, with light editing and editorial supervision.
  • Good editorial judgment exercised in own work. Occasionally needs editorial supervision.
  • Seeks opportunities for development and training, and assumes responsibility for own learning.
  • Supportive team player.
  • Has an understanding or RFE/RL mission and broadcast area targets.
  • Russian language, native level
  • Working knowledge of English. Able to use English current affairs resources daily and to use the information for work - with editorial supervision and assistance.

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

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 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 Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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