Journalist (Online and Social Media) with Persian

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc.
  • Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is looking for experienced and skilful online Journalists for Radio Farda’s website and social media. In this position, you will initiate, prepare, produce, and deliver a wide variety of journalistic material on multiple platforms. This position is located in Prague, Czech Republic.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creates original content on a wide variety of topics, from news stories to features and analyses for the website. Produces and edits video pieces, as well as infographics for the website, social media and TV.
  • Commissions, selects and edits online content, ensuring editorial standards.
  • Works as a field correspondent and reporter on assignment, moderates, shoots photos and video as required, coordinates other staff, sound and camera crews as necessary, provides content for the website and social media.
  • Adapts and curates TV, radio, online content for various social media platforms.
  • Moderates comments and UGCs and communicates with social media users, builds up newsgathering networks on various platforms.
  • Produces live, recorded, online content, as appropriate, using the available techniques, operates relevant technologies, tools and computer equipment, and/or directs specialists or other involved staff if assigned.
  • Appears on TV and radio programs as required. Produces or presents TV and radio programmes if instructed by managers.
  • Maintains up–to–date familiarity with political, economic, and social developments in and related Iran and the region. Briefs himself/herself on the latest news and issues prior to starting the workday.
  • Adheres to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times and takes editorial responsibility for all own material, under the supervision of assigned editors.
  • Is expected to regularly suggest viable coverage ideas and to contribute to program planning.
  • Expected to explore innovative angles for coverage, ensuring relevance for the audience.
  • Takes part, as required, in programs by local media and develops contacts for both journalistic work and RFE/RL reputation.
  • Ability to produce content including news videos, stories, features and analysis for Radio Farda’s English web page is preferred.


  • Minimum experience of 5 years of online journalism.
  • Education in Journalism or related field BC - Bachelor degree (Mandatory)
  • Proven and demonstrated use of digital production tools. Adobe Creative Suite desired
  • Previous experience in working with a Content Management System (CMS) required. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JS desired
  • Good familiarity with political, economic, and social situations in Iran as well as with regional and international affairs.
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Willingness and ability to learn new tasks and technologies as required.
  • Has an understanding or RFE/RL mission and broadcast area targets.
  • Reliably translates current affairs texts from English into the Farsi.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development both in terms of challenging assignments and in training.
  • Contributes to maintaining a positive working environment. Proactively provides support within and outside own team
  • Farsi language Native level
  • English language Working Knowledge

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