From time to time, The Moscow Times recruits news writers, editors, and production staff. If you have significant journalistic experience, a keen interest in current affairs and native or near-native Russian / English please get in touch. 

Our email is:

Current vacancies are listed below.

Managing editor

The Moscow Times is looking for a managing editor to oversee our small team in Moscow. 

Duties include:

  • Coming up with, and implementing, new ideas 
  • Supporting and guiding the largely junior staff 
  • Editing features and opinion pieces written by staff and freelance contributors
  • Working together with our digital director to grow The Moscow Times’ web presence and traffic
  • Upholding the journalistic standards of independent journalism for which The Moscow Times is well known

Extensive editing experience and native English are required. 

To apply for the role, email your CV, a cover letter and at least two samples of your work (with the subject line “managing editor") to:

Native Chinese social media intern

The Moscow Times is looking for a part-time social media intern to manage our newly launched WeChat account and help drive audience and subscriber growth.


  • Native-level fluency in Chinese
  • Profound understanding of WeChat
  • Fluency in English and Russian
  • Writing and translating experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous experience at an agency or digital media company is strongly preferred

Duties include:

  • Selecting and adapting content from our print edition for weekly posts on WeChat
  • Using analytics tools to come up with new strategies and roll out new ideas
  • There will also be an opportunity to write your own stories

Please send your CV, including links to your social media accounts and/or personal blog, with a short cover letter to: (subject line “chinese intern”)

Russian trainees

The Moscow Times is recruiting aspiring journalists for its new trainee program. Successful applicants will be given on-the-job training over a one-year period. 

After basic training, trainees will contribute to the everyday functioning of the newsroom. They will be encouraged to research, pitch and report their own stories with the supervision of senior editors. There will be a monthly stipend.

You should apply if you are:

  • interested in current affairs and independent journalism; 
  • a Russian citizen;
  • 18 years old or over;
  • a university graduate; 
  • confident in your English language skills.

Send your CV, cover letter and samples of your previously published work (written, multimedia, photography or otherwise) to: applications@themoscowtimes (subject line “trainee.”)

Digital sales manager


  • At least one year experience in digital sales
  • Understanding of the digital landscape, specifically across RTB
  • Experience of programmatic campaigns and developing strategies 
  • Good level of English 
  • Ability to search for new clients (meet and negotiate)
  • Market knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Stress tolerance 

If this sounds like you, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "digital sales") to

Freelance opportunities

We welcome story ideas from experienced freelance journalists who share our values and understand our editorial policies. Please send detailed pitches to

Editorial experience

The Moscow Times offers a limited number of short editorial experience opportunities throughout the year. These placements are unpaid, voluntary and are usually at least three months in duration. To be considered for a placement please send your CV to, indicating previous experience, current availability and which area of our journalism most interests you.