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If you have significant journalistic experience, a keen interest in current affairs and native or near-native Russian / English, please get in touch at any time. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application. Our current vacancies are listed below.

Assistant News Editor

The Moscow Times is seeking an energetic and driven early-career journalist to join our team.

MT is the oldest independent English-language news outlet focused on Russia and continues to be a leading name in international coverage of the country. We operated in Moscow from 1992 until 2022, when the invasion of Ukraine forced us to relocate abroad. For over two years, we have covered how this war is reshaping Russian society at every level.

We are a small newsroom with big ambitions. This means you will be working in a fast-paced, demanding environment that offers plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as a journalist.

Job duties:

- Writing and editing news briefs

- Writing listicles, explainers and other articles that add depth and context to the news

- Assisting with creating video and visual content on our social media platforms

- Additional duties as needed

You have:

- Native English and an ability to read and understand Russian

- An understanding of Russian current affairs

- Solid news judgment

- The ability to verify and fact-check information published on social media

- The ability to work within tight deadlines and to take the initiative 

- A desire to tell stories in new and innovative ways

- Previous journalism experience

- Preferably an undergraduate degree in Russian studies, international affairs or a related field

This position is full-time and remote, but it is possible to join us at our office in Amsterdam if you do not need an EU work permit. You must be based in a European time zone.

As news can break at any time of the day, this role will require occasional evening and weekend work.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to applications@themoscowtimes.com (Subject line “Assistant News Editor”) no later than 11:59 p.m. CET on Sunday, June 23.

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