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Senior Digital Editor, Russian Service

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BRUB031-2301

We’re hiring!


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.

The RFE/RL team in Riga, Latvia is looking for a Senior Digital Editor to join the Russian Service. Reporting to the Managing Editor you will acts as their deputy and assist them in implementing the team’s goals and objectives ensuring that all content meets RFE/RL editorial standards. You will guide content production as well as produce content both for the website and for direct distribution on social platforms and keep the team updated on trending topics and other potential stories discovered through social.

We are looking for a dedicated team player possessing excellent multitasking skills with little supervision, experience in digital journalism with strong news and editorial judgment and a broad knowledge of the broadcast area as well as international affairs (political, economic, and social situations).


What you’ll accomplish:

  • Coordinate assignments and edit work of the team; train new staff;
  • Provide oversight of content produced by social media and web teams;
  • Lead digital team’s coordination with other departments ensuring that web products meet highest industry standards;
  • Direct and plan graphic projects and oversee graphic artist for the digital team;
  • Produce original content in Russian both for the website and for native sharing on social media; mine the web for news leads and develop news stories;
  • Work with web-ready news and feature content mixing traditional story-forms with digital and social-centric reporting;
  • Work with web editors to promote original RFE/RL content across social media, advise social media editor on planning for social and digital coverage.


What you bring:

  • 8+ years of experience in digital journalism in a news organization together with experience of working in a multicultural/multinational environment or experience living and working abroad, preferably in relevant RFE/RL target region;
  • A degree in communication, journalism or related field or the equivalent in experience;
  • Working knowledge of social monitoring platforms like Tweetdeck, Topsy and Storyful;
  • Excellent writing skills in a news environment and demonstrated ability to work with social and digital media to both find content and disseminate it;
  • Flexibility with understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adaptability;
  • Ability to work under deadline;
  • Fluency in Russian - mandatory, proficiency in English is desirable.


We offer:

  • International and friendly working environment;
  • Numerous courses and instructions for professional development;
  • Life and health insurance as of first working day.


Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted. Cover letters are required and, yes, we do read them.

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.

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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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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. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.