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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks a journalist (Iran focused)

July 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is looking to hire an experienced, Iran-focused journalist for its English-language Central NewsroomBased in Prague and reporting to the Regional Desk Editor (Near East), the journalist is expected to produce and deliver a wide range of online content. He/she will write original stories about key events and issues in Iran and the wider region as well as adapt the best, most unique material from RFE/RL’s Language Services for an international English-speaking audience.

What you will accomplish:

  • Pitch and produce unique stories in multiple formats, including full-length features, interviews, explainers, and analyses.
  • Write news stories about international events and developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast region based on reporting by RFE/RL’s Languages Services and international agencies.
  • Work closely with RFE/RL’s Languages Services, primarily Radio Farda and Radio Azadi, and monitor their coverage on different platforms, including radio, online, and social media.
  • Version the best reporting by RFE/RL’s Languages Services into English-language text stories.
  • Keep up with world news and developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast region.

What you bring:

  • Minimum five years’ journalism experience.
  • BA degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field, or the equivalent in experience.
  • Regional expertise in RFE/RL’s broadcast region.
  • Experience of working and writing under deadline.
  • Ability to work various shifts, as assigned and on short notice.
  • Ability to carry out independent reporting from the field involving foreign travel.
  • Native level English speaker. Persian (Farsi/Dari) desirable.

If you are interested in this position, send us your CV with a cover letter in English including links with examples of your work.

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