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Freelance Correspondent Based In Ukraine

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BNA1003-2201


RFE/RL is looking for a freelance correspondent in Ukraine with excellent reporting and writing skills, a proactive attitude, a great eye for a story, and a strong background in the region. At this intense time, with Ukraine likely to be in the global spotlight for the foreseeable future due to the Russian invasion, this is an opportunity for an ambitious journalist to reach a broad regional and international audience. You must be a skilled storyteller as well as a strong reporter – able to produce compelling, accurate, and unique articles that go beyond rehashing the latest news to deconstructing and contextualizing key events and issues across the region. We're looking for someone who can drive the news agenda, rather than just respond to it, who can pitch feature stories that are often missed by other news outlets. Candidates should be interested in telling compelling human stories that otherwise might not be heard -- and should be focused less on events than on the issues, the people, the context behind them, as well as their significance going forward. Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian a must. Photo experience desired.    

We’re looking for:   

  • Proven track record as an excellent reporter/writer    
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines   
  • Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian 

Interested? Send your CV and a cover letter in English including in the subject line the vacancy number as above. 

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 headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

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