News Writer/Editor

RFE/RL, Inc., Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedJanuary 14, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttps://www.rferl.org
Description:

RFE/RL is looking for a full-time senior correspondent with impeccable English but also proficient Russian language skills to cover the news from its Washington, DC, bureau. The role entails writing and editing the evening portion (roughly 5 p.m.-1 a.m. EST) of the news file produced 24/7 by RFE/RL's English-language Central Newsroom. The file provides news items on a wide variety of regional and international developments for use on RFE/RL’s English-language platforms and in news programs and websites in 25 other languages. As an ideal candidate you will be a strong and self-motivated journalist with a solid background in news who is used to working quickly and accurately under tight deadlines and dealing with a wide variety of source material, including Russian-language content. You will have at least five years' experience in journalism, including substantial experience at a wire agency or comparable outlet. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic, international media organization whose mission is to provide accurate and reliable news to 20 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. RFE/RL offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful candidate will report to the director of RFE/RL's Central Newsroom in Prague. For further details please refer to the RFE/RL jobs website.

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