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Journalism Trainer, Riga

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: JTRB036-2301

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 Journalism Trainer to join our RFE/RL Academy department providing editorial and multiplatform skill training with the goal of deepening our understanding of the needs and effectiveness of training for journalists in Riga. We are looking for a dedicated team member who is adept at finding innovative ways to deliver training to staff, as well as key points to freelancers. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members at RFE/RL in order to design and deliver online and offline workshops.


What you’ll accomplish:


  • Elevate the work of journalists through inspired training
  • Monitor the effectiveness of delivered training
  • Design training sessions based on the production team’s needs and specifications
  • Lead individual and group training sessions
  • Provide other key admin or production support


What you bring:


  • Experience in digital journalism/multi-platform journalism
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft products
  • 3+ years of experience in training
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism or certificate in media studies desirable (Lower level education acceptable if candidate possesses relevant experience)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for training others
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong editorial and technical skills for designing practical workshops
  • Patience and the ability to multi-task while managing multiple tasks
  • Excellent planning skills and an eye for detail
  • Keen knowledge of international events and politics in RFE/RL's target countries
  • Creative storytelling skills with a proven ability to create new ways to tell high-impact stories on a variety of multimedia platforms
  • A proactive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude, with excellent people skills used to build positive relationships within RFE/RL
  • Fluency in Russian and English is mandatory
  • Video editing skills 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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Who we are ...

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.

RFE/RL Standards

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.