Journalist, North Caucasus Service

Seniority / Experience

Mid levelAround 2-3 years of experience as a journalist

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

University

Category

Media jobs

  • Superior medical care
  • Retirement or life insurance contributions
  • Contributions to travel costs
  • Housing or contributions to housing
  • Courses and training
  • Company catering
  • Contributions to education
  • Sick days

We are looking for a Journalist to join our team in RFE/RL North Caucasus Service. RFE/RL Journalists initiate, prepare, produce, and deliver wide variety of journalistic material on multiple platforms (Radio, TV, online, social media, printed, etc.) as assigned, relevant to the target audience and to RFE/RL mission, adhering to and striving to exceed RFE/RL content quality standards.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates content on a wide variety of topics and issues, from bulletins and dispatches to features for relevant platforms. Adapts content as necessary. Translates according to the language proficiency.
  • Works as field correspondent and reporter on assignment.
  • Conducts interviews in the studio, by telephone, or in the field
  • Moderates, delivers live, blogs, records, contributes, inputs online, shots photos and video as required.
  • Produces live, recorded, online, printed, etc. content, as appropriate, using the available techniques, operates relevant technologies, tools and computer equipment.
  • Maintains up–to–date familiarity with political, economic, and social developments in and related to the target area. Briefs himself/herself on latest news and issues prior to starting work day.
  • Researches material and, exercising editorial judgment, selects reliable information from a varied range of reputable sources.
  • Keeps deadlines and strives to meet or exceed RFE/RL standards for the quality of the output.
  • Adheres to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times and takes editorial responsibility for all own material.
  • Actively participates in program feedback sessions.
  • Is expected to regularly suggest viable coverage ideas and to contribute to program planning.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • University education in journalism or related field, or equivalent relevant training and experience.
  • Around 2-3 years of experience as a journalist.
  • Good familiarity with political, economic, and social situations in the broadcast area as well as with regional and international affairs.      
  • Ability to handle at least one selected platform or media, general awareness of other media and platforms. Ability to work with audio and video equipment, word processing tools, information research tools and new technologies and media platforms.
  • Able to work with RFE/RL content management system - capable of posting and editing text and photos, webifying content, and Program Scheduling.
  • Able to reliably develop and deliver quality content according to RFE/RL standards and best practices. Able to pitch original ideas, cultivate original sources, conduct interviews, write news and features, with light editing and editorial supervision.
  • Good editorial judgment exercised in own work. Occasionally needs editorial supervision.
  • Seeks opportunities for development and training, and assumes responsibility for own learning.
  • Supportive team player.
  • Has an understanding of RFE/RL mission and broadcast area targets

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Chechen language and Russian language at native level, mandatory
  • Working knowledge of English - ability to use English current affairs resources daily and to use the information for work - with editorial supervision and assistance, mandatory


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