Sputnik news agency, which is part of Russias largest information agency Rossiya Segodnya, is looking for a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic news writer with an excellent command of the English language to join our team in Moscow. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing news stories about events that resonate in Russia and across the globe for our English-speaking audience.
Responsibilities: Producing news stories quickly and accurately on a variety of topics including politics, foreign affairs, economy, culture, and defense and security Researching and evaluating official press releases, statements and other media reports Collaborating with correspondents, news editors, fellow writers to compile a perfect story Meeting strict deadlines for breaking and regular stories Writing in various formats such as reviews... previews, features and analyses Editing stories in accordance with the house style
Requirements: Fluent written and spoken English BA or higher in journalism or international relations Strong understanding of journalistic writing Strong translation skills (preferably Russian-English) Knowledge of current affairs in Russia, the United States, Europe and internationally and an active interest in news Ability to prioritize and schedule work to meet strict deadlines while handling multiple assignments Strong sense of responsibility, an eye for detail, strong negotiating, time-management and decision-making skills. Knowledge of foreign languages apart from English is a big plus
Conditions of employment and benefits Salary: DoE Medical insurance In-office gym Free access to film screenings, lectures and other events at Rossiya Segodnya Moscow Russia