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Web Editor, Current Time TV Channel, Kyiv

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: CT2345--001


Current Time - Настоящее Время - is a 24/7 international Russian-language television and digital network broadcasting in more than 20 countries, led by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in cooperation with Voice of America. We are looking for a Web Editor to support our new morning news program based in Kyiv. You will be responsible for web writing and editorial requirements of web products and coordination of coverage of breaking news. You will also perform the duties of a digital broadcaster. A commitment to journalistic impartiality is a given and should guide editors from start to finish. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains the target audience website, publishes clean and compelling content.
  • Edits materials and is responsible for editorial content of own work as well as that of other contributors.
  • Edits packages originally produced for TV to publish them in form of articles on the website.
  • Ensures that news stories are accurate and written according to RFE/RL’s standards, following company procedures.
  • Updates the target audience website in a timely and professional manner, is responsible for consistently meeting all deadlines.
  • Works with freelance authors in the coverage region, commissions and edits their stories.
  • Coordinates coverage of breaking news and, when necessary, performs duties of a digital broadcaster of breaking news.
  • In addition to web production, web editors are encouraged to pitch ideas and expected to take on writing assignments, as needed.
  • Collaborates with social media administrators and video producers in adapting the web-content for social media use.
  • Responds to the audience e-mail comments/queries.
  • Performs other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION:

  • Journalism or related field (MA - Master degree)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Around 5 years of experience as a web editor
  • Broad, thorough and detailed 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., mandatory
  • Previous journalism experience required, including work in a fast-paced organization with tight deadlines (at least 5 years),
  • Online Journalism, Online writing

COMPETENCIES:

  • Relevant software knowledge
  • Web editing
  • Copy-editing skills
  • In addition to working regular shifts is expected to be available during important, breaking news events, and work as assigned by a supervisory editor
  • Expected to work weekends and work from home, as and when required

LANGUAGES: 

  • Russian (Native level), mandatory
  • English language (Proficient), desired

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 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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