One Year Paid Fellowship: Senior Central Asia Editor

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
  • Location
    Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegowina
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 08

Position description

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is looking for an experienced investigative editor to join its award-winning Central Asia program.

This team of editors and reporters, based in Sarajevo and Bishkek, has produced a series of major reports highlighting criminality and corruption in the region, including ‘Plunder and Patronage’ in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, ‘Money by Marriage’ in Tajikistan, and ‘Kazakhstan’s Secret Billionaires’ in Kazakhstan.

Our goal is to expand both the quantity and quality of our reporting on the ground — and to create a new generation of Central Asian investigative reporters — by making a sustained investment in the development of local journalists across the region.

We need an experienced editor or reporter who can work with our Central Asian colleagues to develop their stories and bring them to OCCRP standards. A major part of this editor’s responsibility will be to serve as a mentor, developing our partners into their region’s top investigative journalists.

What we need:

  • The biggest plus of all is serious investigative reporting experience.
  • You must be a deft editor of complex copy, able to turn seemingly inscrutable stories (often written by non-native English speakers) into clear, concise, compelling journalism.
  • You must be a patient coach and teacher, able to help local journalists identify the best stories and guide them in their realization.
  • Another big part of the job is coordination. Organizational skills and a proactive, solution-oriented attitude are a must.
  • You must be well-versed in international politics, corruption, and organized crime.
  • A strong familiarity with Central Asia is a plus. So is Russian-language proficiency.

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