Journalist (Online & Social Media) with Persian

Employer
RFE/RL
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted
Oct 01, 2019
Ref
BPE1228-1901
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is looking for experienced and skilful online Journalists for Radio Farda’s website and social media. In this position, you will initiate, prepare, produce, and deliver a wide variety of journalistic material on multiple platforms. This position is located in Prague, Czech Republic.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates original content on a wide variety of topics, from news stories to features and analyses for the website. Produces and edits video pieces, as well as infographics for the website, social media and TV.
  • Commissions, selects and edits online content, ensuring editorial standards.
  • Works as a field correspondent and reporter on assignment, moderates, shoots photos and video as required, coordinates other staff, sound and camera crews as necessary, provides content for the website and social media.
  • Adapts and curates TV, radio, online content for various social media platforms.
  • Moderates comments and UGCs and communicates with social media users, builds up newsgathering networks on various platforms.
  • Produces live, recorded, online content, as appropriate, using the available techniques, operates relevant technologies, tools and computer equipment, and/or directs specialists or other involved staff if assigned.
  • Appears on TV and radio programs as required. Produces or presents TV and radio programmes if instructed by managers.
  • Maintains up–to–date familiarity with political, economic, and social developments in and related Iran and the region. Briefs himself/herself on the latest news and issues prior to starting the workday.
  • Adheres to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times and takes editorial responsibility for all own material, under the supervision of assigned editors.
  • Is expected to regularly suggest viable coverage ideas and to contribute to program planning.
  • Expected to explore innovative angles for coverage, ensuring relevance for the audience.
  • Takes part, as required, in programs by local media and develops contacts for both journalistic work and RFE/RL reputation.
  • Ability to produce content including news videos, stories, features and analysis for Radio Farda’s English web page is preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum experience of 5 years of online journalism.
  • Education in journalism or related field - Bachelor degree (Mandatory)
  • Good familiarity with political, economic, and social situations in Iran as well as with regional and international affairs.
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Willingness and ability to learn new tasks and technologies as required.
  • Has an understanding or RFE/RL mission and broadcast area targets.
  • Reliably translates current affairs texts from English into the Farsi.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development both in terms of challenging assignments and in training.
  • Contributes to maintaining a positive working environment. Proactively provides support within and outside own team
  • Farsi language Native level
  • English language Working Knowledge

Our team is based in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. We offer a competitive salary, a chance to work in a multinational environment, and a benefits package that includes relocation, paid housing, medical coverage, an attractive retirement savings package, home leave benefits for expatriates, visa support, and tuition for dependent children.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international broadcast organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. With broadcasts in 26 languages, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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