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Data/Visual Journalist, Current Time Digital

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: Dig2136-2301

We’re hiring!

Current Time is the leading independent Russian-language television channel, providing factual news, unbiassed reporting, and engaging video content to Russian-speaking audiences. We strive to ensure people have access to accurate information in places where such access may be limited by censorship, and freedom of speech may be under threat.  

We are looking for a Data/Visual Journalist for the Current Time DIGITAL department. As a part of Current Time’s dedicated team for digital, you will focus primarily on collecting, analyzing, and using data and graphics to distill complex topics (e. g., economics, corruption, legislation, etc.) into user-friendly, compelling, engaging, interactive, and interesting stories for multiple platform use (digital, web, social media & TV).

You will be joining an innovative, mission-driven organization at a time of rapid change.

You should be keenly interested in the best practices and latest developments in digital journalism. A commitment to RFE/RL’s mission, adherence to its editorial standards and best practices is a must.


What you’ll accomplish:

  • Take a direct role in the daily analysis of data production of info graphics, charts, graphs, etc.;
  • Designs online interactives incl. microsites, design elements for feature content;
  • Stay on top of world news, attend editorial meetings;
  • Work in close collaboration with graphic designers and other specialist staff from across the organization both in Prague and in the bureaus creating visual projects under tight deadlines;
  • Process difficult data sets and presents compelling stories around them;
  • Develop bots, games, and other tools, with a specific focus on a positive and informative experience, particularly for mobile consumption;
  • Stay current and provide guidance and support in the areas of state‑of‑the‑art data visualization practices, including web design/ mobile/ tablet/ desktop UI, graphic presentation, interactivity etc.;
  • Provide design and execution for web page, web page elements, HTML emails, site promotions, partner channels, print collateral and other site features/enhancements.


What you bring:

  • A degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science, Journalism, or a related field or relevant working experience
  • Experience in all phases of creating data visualizations, experience developing multimedia visualizations, with an online portfolio of recent projects/work, e.g., up to 2 years' experience (ideally in a media organization) creating visualizations with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Experience with data collection and analysis using APIs and scrapping
  • A proven commitment to standards-driven web development and design
  • Excellent people skills and a customer-oriented attitude
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and keep a flexible schedule
  • excellent organizational skills and teamwork
  • Ability to generate original ideas consistently.
  • Motivation, a proactive, can-do attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript, HTML & CSS, data visualization tools and technologies.
  • Familiarity with Git and modern Frontend frameworks.
  • Expertise in Illustrator and Photoshop or equivalents
  • Fluency in Russian and English


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 (Multisport card, 13 sick days, public transportation allowance, contributory retirement savings plan, life insurance, optional Cigna international health insurance coverage, relocation benefits incl. housing, school tuition allowance for dependent children, in-house language courses, professional training etc.)
  • Modern work environment with convenient access to various public transit options near a metro station


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.

To learn more about us please refer to our web pages:

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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