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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. Our current vacancies are listed below.

News Reporter 

The Moscow Times is looking for an energetic, proactive News Reporter to contribute to our daily coverage of Russian news, with a specific focus on the Russian military and battlefield developments in Ukraine. You should be comfortable calling sources in both Russian and English, and be able to find and break stories. 

This position involves regular news writing shifts during which you will be expected to produce multiple news briefs and monitor Russian and international news outlets — catching the news as it happens and quickly turning around stories.

In addition, you will be responsible for reporting and writing features and analysis — both on daily news developments, as well as more deeply reported articles and exclusives. 

You should have excellent communication skills and thrive in a small, fast-paced newsroom environment.

Requirements:

  • Experience in journalism
  • Strong news judgment
  • A deep understanding of Russian current affairs
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Fluent English and excellent Russian 

This position is full-time and requires occasional evening and weekend work. It will be based in Amsterdam (work permit support provided), although may initially be remote.   

Send your CV, cover letter and samples of previously published work to applications@themoscowtimes.com (subject line “News Reporter”) by Friday, Feb. 10. 

Freelance Opportunities

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