We are looking for a Senior Digital Editor for Current Time TV https://www.currenttime.tv to be based in Riga and lead a group of digital savvy journalists committed to delivering objective and compelling reporting in the Russian language for Current Time’s online project, Footage vs. Footage, known in Russian as “Смотри в оба”, countering disinformation, propaganda, and fake news. You will be editorially responsible for the production and distribution of the show’s content on various online platforms, including social media and subscription services, so that they reach new audiences, deepening loyalty and building trust.
RFE/RL may assist the successful candidate with relocation to Riga, Latvia.
Production is integral to RFE/RL’s editorial process and success, and as a full-time team member you will be too. You must have a good eye for the presentation of journalistic content on Current Time’s website and across digital platforms used in the coverage region.
We are a team that places high value on collaboration, both in our daily operations and in our efforts to continually improve how we work. You should be able to carry out all the functions of other digital editors on the team. You communicate proactively with stakeholders across various divisions and teams, including writers and editors, to ensure that published content meets expectations across platforms. You will work closely with a self-directed team to meet daily publishing deadlines.
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 and navigate the team’s production processes accordingly. You are expected to pursue innovative forms of storytelling and audience development across platforms.
A commitment to our mission, journalistic impartiality and integrity is a must. You will provide editorial oversight of content produced by the team, ensuring that all content adheres to RFE/RL’s editorial standards and its best practices.
This position reports to the Managing Editor of Current Time Digital.
- You supervise the content production of “Смотри в оба” at all stages.
- You stay on top of latest trends, discourses, and narratives in state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation campaigns in Current Time’s coverage region and shape the project’s agenda accordingly.
- You prepare content to be published. You share responsibility for posting factually accurate and compelling content to digital platforms, including social media and websites, with an eye to use on mobile devices
- You manage content and copy flow in coordination with other editors. You conduct quality tests on content pre- and post-publication, fix errors in published content, and test new site changes and features.
- Together with the Managing Editor, you work with RFE/RL’s Digital Strategy team to actively share experiences of your team’s work with the entire organization and adapt accounts, processes and output to align with central guidelines and common standards.
- You take a proactive role in editorial meetings, keeping up with the news and pitching compelling story ideas.
- You manage and assign tasks to members of the digital team and put together schedules for content and shifts.
- If requested, you take on writing, editing, and production assignments.
- You support the growth, goal setting, professional development, and performance of staff.
- You perform related work as assigned.
- Degree in journalism, or related field or the equivalent in experience is preferred.
- 8+ years of experience in digital journalism in news organization.
- 5+ years of experience managing teams.
- Extensive experience in publishing projects across platforms.
- Extensive experience in project management.
- Experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
- Strong reporting and editing background.
- Strong editorial judgment, and ability to edit others' content in a professional manner for digital media use.
- Team-based work ethics.
- Understanding of digital content distribution and success metrics.
- Familiarity with social media storytelling and search engine optimization.
- Ability to deliver fast, accurate and compelling copy and visual production.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision under tight deadlines.
- Adapts to and works effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in one’ s own organization or job requirements.
- Ability to work various shifts, as assigned and on short notice.
- Expected to work weekends and work from home, as and when required.
- Broad knowledge of political, economic, and social situations and international affairs acquired through studies, research, writing, travel, or other relevant experience or exposure.
- Familiarity with html and video editing are a plus.
- Russian (fluent), mandatory.
- English language (proficient), strongly preferred.
Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.
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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