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Journalist, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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Please quote vacancy number: BTAB017-2101


RFE/RL's Tajik service announces a selection process for a Journalist to join our team in Dushanbe bureau. 

RFE/RL Journalists initiate, prepare, produce, and deliver wide variety of journalistic material on multiple platforms (Radio, TV, online, social media, printed…) as assigned, relevant to the target audience and to RFE/RL mission, adhering to and striving to exceed RFE/RL content quality standards. RFE/RL journalistic jobs are versatile and cover wide range of tasks and activities. Employees may need to acquire knowledge of and focus on different areas for their assignments or projects while in the same job and while being flexible in terms of time and location. Versatility and ability to flexibly respond to challenges of the fast changing world while maintaining the integrity and recognized quality of RFE/RL journalism are key to success for both RFE/RL and its employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates content on a wide variety of topics and issues, from bulletins and dispatches to features for relevant platforms. Adapts content as necessary. Translates according to the language proficiency.
  • Works as field correspondent and reporter on assignment.
  • Conducts interviews in the studio, by telephone, or in the field
  • Moderates, delivers live, blogs, records, contributes, inputs online, shots photos and video as required.
  • Produces live, recorded, online, printed, etc. content, as appropriate, using the available techniques, operates relevant technologies, tools and computer equipment.
  • Maintains up–to–date familiarity with political, economic, and social developments in and related to the target area. Briefs himself/herself on latest news and issues prior to starting work day.
  • Researches material and, exercising editorial judgment, selects reliable information from a varied range of reputable sources.
  • Keeps deadlines and strives to meet or exceed RFE/RL standards for the quality of the output.
  • Adheres to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times and takes editorial responsibility for all own material.
  • Actively participates in program feedback sessions.
  • Is expected to regularly suggest viable coverage ideas and to contribute to program planning.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION:

Education:

  • Combination of education and experience
  • Journalism or related field BA - Bachelor degree (Mandatory)

Work Experience:

  • Experience as a journalist. 3-4 years (Mandatory)
  • Good familiarity with political, economic, and social situations in the broadcast area as well as with regional and international affairs.

Competencies:

  • 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 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.
  • Able to work with RFE/RL content management system - capable of posting and editing text and photos, webifying content, and Program Scheduling.
  • Good editorial judgment exercised in own work. Occasionally needs editorial supervision.
  • Has an understanding or RFE/RL mission and broadcast area targets.
  • Seeks opportunities for development and training, and assumes responsibility for learning.
  • Supportive team player.
  • Working knowledge of English. Able to use English current affairs resources daily and to use the information for work - with editorial supervision and assistance.

Languages:

  • Russian language (Native level), mandatory
  • Tajik language (Native level), mandatory
  • English language (Proficient), desired

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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