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Web Editor, Current Time Digital Hub

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: DigB123-2301

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 Web Editor for the Current Time DIGITAL department to be based in Riga and work with our team of dedicated editors responsible for producing and publishing compelling and engaging content for Current Time’s digital platforms, including website and social media.

As part of Current Time’s dedicated team for digital, you will produce content on mission-oriented and trending topics and play a key role in implementing an effective result-oriented news strategy on digital platforms. A commitment to RFE/RL’s mission, adherence to its editorial standards and best practices is a must.

You will be joining an innovative, mission-driven organization at a time of rapid change. This job is an opportunity to explore the role RFE/RL’s journalism can play in society and experiment with diverse ways of engaging audiences and communities. You should be keenly interested in the best practices and latest developments in digital journalism. Working with the team of web editors – this entails editorial oversight and scheduling – you are expected to pursue innovative forms of storytelling across platforms. This position reports to the Sr. Web Editor of Current Time Digital.


What you’ll accomplish:

  • Maintain and update the target audience website in a timely and professional manner, ensure meeting all deadlines; publish clean and compelling content;
  • Edit materials and be responsible for editorial content of own work as well as that of other contributors;
  • Edit packages originally produced for TV to publish them in form of articles on the website;
  • Collaborate on adapting the web-content for social media use.
  • Ensure that news stories are accurate and written according to RFE/RL’s standards, following company procedures;
  • Work with freelance authors in the coverage region, commission and edit their stories;
  • Coordinate coverage of breaking news and, when necessary, perform duties of a digital broadcaster;
  • Respond to the audience e-mail comments/queries. 


What you bring:

  • A degree in journalism or related field (MA);
  • Experience in online journalism, online writing, web editing;
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced organization with tight deadlines (at least 5 years) and a broad knowledge of the broadcast area, as well as international affairs (political, economic, and social situations);
  • Relevant software knowledge;
  • Copy-editing skills;
  • Readiness to work, in addition to regular shifts, – to be available during important, breaking news events, weekends, work from home, as and when required;
  • Fluency in Russian - mandatory, fluency in Ukrainian – strongly preferred, 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;
  • RFE/RL may assist the successful candidate with relocation to Riga, Latvia.


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.