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Web Editor (Hyperlocal projects), Russian Service

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: BRU2002-1901


We are looking for a Web Editor to support the Russian Service regional projects. You will be responsible for web writing and editorial requirements of web products and coordination of coverage of breaking news, adhering to and striving to exceed RFE/RL content quality standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the language service website.
  • Posts clean and compelling content to the website.
  • Augments text with photos, video, social media embeds and background material.
  • Edits materials posted on the language service website and is responsible for editorial content of own work as well as that of other contributors. Ensures that news stories are accurate and written according to RFE/RL’s standards, following company procedures.
  • Updates the language service website in a timely and professional manner, is responsible for consistently meeting all deadlines.
  • Coordinates coverage of breaking news.
  • Responds to the language service website audience e-mail comments/queries.
  • In addition to web production, web editors are encouraged to pitch ideas and expected to take on writing assignments, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Journalism or related field (MA - Master degree) and/or combination of education and experience as a journalist.
  • Previous journalism experience required (at least 5 years).
  • Broad, thorough and detailed 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.
  • Online writing.
  • Web and Copy-editing editing.
  • In addition to working regular shifts is expected to be available during important, breaking news events, and work as assigned by a supervisory editor.
  • Expected to work weekends and work from home, as and when required.
  • Languages:
  • Russian (Native level), mandatory
  • English language (Proficient), strongly desired

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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