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Journalist, North Caucasus Service

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BNC1234-2302

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Journalism!

Are you passionate about delivering impactful stories that resonate across diverse platforms? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, adapting to the ever-evolving landscape of news and media? If so, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) North Caucasus Service is looking for talented and versatile journalist like you to join our team.


Our mission is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports the facts, undaunted by pressure.


As an RFE/RL journalist, you will play a pivotal role in creating compelling content across various platforms, including radio, TV, online, social media, and print. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Crafting content on a wide range of topics, from bulletins and dispatches to features, ensuring relevance to the target audience.
  • Working as a field correspondent and reporter on assignments, conducting interviews in various settings.
  • Employing multimedia skills by moderating, delivering live content, blogging, recording, contributing, and capturing photos and videos as needed.
  • Staying up-to-date with political, economic, and social developments in the target area, and conducting thorough research to select reliable information from reputable sources.
  • Meeting or exceeding RFE/RL standards for content quality and adhering to editorial guidelines consistently.
  • Actively participating in program feedback sessions and contributing to program planning with original and viable coverage ideas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree (MA) in Journalism or a related field (mandatory).

Work Experience: 3-4 years of experience as a journalist with good familiarity with the political, economic, and social situations in the broadcast area, as well as regional and international affairs.

Languages: proficiency in Russian and one of the North Caucasus languages is mandatory.


  • Ability to handle at least one selected platform or media, with general awareness of other media and platforms.
  • Proficient in working with audio and video equipment, word processing tools, information research tools, and new technologies.
  • Strong editorial judgment with the ability to develop and deliver quality content according to RFE/RL standards and best practices.
  • Familiarity with RFE/RL content management systems and program scheduling.
  • A supportive team player with a proactive approach to learning and professional development.

What we offer: 

  • A highly diverse international work environment (60+ nationalities) 
  • An organization not driven by profit but by a very important mission: Freedom of the press 
  • Exceptional benefits package (health & life insurance, retirement savings program, paid vacation and sick leave, pre-tax transportation benefit, etc.) 
  • Hybrid work schedule 

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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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