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Social Media Editor, Budapest Bureau

Open until: June 07 2020

Please quote vacancy number: HUNB555-2001


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Szabad Európa is looking for an experienced Social Media Editor. In this position you will be responsible for creating and editing content for social media platforms and generally managing RFE/RL’s Hungarian Service social media presence and engagement with audiences across these platforms. The incumbent plays a lead role in new media and digital initiatives and identifies content for enhanced outside promotion.


•       Takes care of RFE/RL Hungarian Service's accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

•       Explores new opportunities for using other platforms as well for reaching new audiences.

•       Posts RFE/RL Hungarian Service's 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 Hungarian Service's 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 Hungarian Service's team updated throughout the day on trending topics and stories worth exploring.



  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or related field is preferred
  • Experience in digital journalism and social media in news organization, minimum 5 years
  • Experience in editing with Adobe Premiere including creating content using AfterEffects, PhotoShop and Illustrator and other core production skills.
  • Experience with Social Media analytics, including Chartbeat, SocialBakers and Google analytics
  • Experience with managing Live content on Social Media platforms
  • 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.


•       Hungarian language Native level
•       English language Proficient
•       Other foreign language is an advantage

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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