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Head of News Division

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Please quote vacancy number: NWS1017-2201


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is looking to hire in its broadcasting headquarters – its most senior News Division role – Head of News Division, located in Prague, Czech Republic. 

 

As authoritarian governments around the world crack down on a free press and spread disinformation, RFE/RL’s mission is more critical than ever. We promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive. RFE/RL reports the facts, undaunted by pressure. 

 

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Head of the News Division oversees the Editorial Board and sets editorial direction for all journalists operating from 20+ bureaus, Prague, and Washington, D.C. while overseeing journalistic content on numerous platforms in multiple target languages. The Head of the News Division is the ultimate guarantor of the quality of RFE/RL’s editorial output and through vision and oversight ensures that RFE/RL’s journalism meets the highest journalistic and mission standards. 

 

WHAT DOES THE ROLE ENTAIL? 

 

As part of the executive team based in the beautiful capital city of Prague, Czech Republic you will work closely with senior management to drive the overall strategy for the division.  

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • operational, budgetary, and administrative management of the division as well as crisis management and program delivery.
  • ensuring smooth internal cooperation with all internal stakeholders (e.g., Finance, HR, Operations, etc.) as well as with external partners, entities, and oversight agencies, as needed.
  • developing programming policy and ensuring implementation of corporate goals and objectives through effective strategic, financial, operational planning. 
  • on occasion, representing RFE/RL with other news organizations and external audiences to highlight RFE/RL’s work.
  • managing several direct reports, who may vary in number depending on strategic direction and operational needs.
  • working on program review evaluations, digital performance reports, presentations of key performance metrics, evaluations of marketing performance;
  • ensuring the accuracy and high quality of all written materials and presentations produced by the team;
  • editing analytical reports;
  • working with the team to improve written and oral communication in English and address recurring issues related to fluency in English;
  • developing and implementing formatting guidance;
  • reviewing strategic corporate documents.

 

ARE YOU THE RIGHT CANDIDATE?

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience with successful implementation of large and complex change management initiatives
  • Excellent understanding of journalism and news programming and/or previous work experience in a news media environment, including digital formats and audiences.
  • Minimum of eight years of professional journalism experience including significant management experience that includes responsibility for budgeting, managing staff and resources, and organizing work processes, mentoring and team building in a fast-paced, multicultural environment. (Mandatory)
  • English fluency; broadcast region language (preferred)

 

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.

 

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

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.

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