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Journalist, Russian language, North Caucasus service

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BNC1322-1901

RFE/RL is currently seeking a Journalist for its Russian language web site for the North Caucasus. The candidates are to be fluent in the Russian language, an ability to read and understand other languages spoken in the North Caucasus is very helpful. They come from North Caucasus with a deep knowledge of the region.

The candidates will have journalistic experience, preferably working for a web site. We are looking for journalists – web writers, able to produce original stories, as well as multimedia journalists for video and photo gallery production who are also capable of aggregating the content from other sources. We are also searching for editors and social media experts who have proven ability to promote our content through social media and engage with its audience.


  • Professional fluency in the Russian language and a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage;
  • Demonstrated writing and analytical skills with broad knowledge of political, economic, and social structures of North Caucasus and surrounding regions, as well as strong general knowledge of international affairs;
  • Active user of social media and new technologies daily;
  • Proven ability / journalism experience to write and edit stories for web resources;
  • Able to effectively use all RFE/RL content management system options - capable of posting and editing text and photos, making photo galleries, posting and editing videos, program scheduling, and mastering Internet TV;
  • Commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity;
  • Proactive, can-do attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills-- a team player with ability to work effectively with individuals within and across teams;
  • Must be open to feedback and on-going self-development.

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 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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