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Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga

Social Media Producer, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking a Social Media Producer to join RFE/RL’s newly created Russian Investigative Unit based in Riga. You will be responsible for identifying and producing share-worthy content and will act as the point of contact on social media content and discovery for the newly created Russian Investigative Unit. You will produce content both for the website and for direct distribution on social platforms. You will be responsible for editorial control, reporting, compilation and production of original investigations and social media reports, as well as social media posts and videos stemming from the larger pieces and targeting specific social media platforms.

You will be joining an innovative, mission-driven organization at a time of rapid change. This role is an opportunity to explore the role RFE/RL’s journalism can play in society and experiment with different ways of engaging audiences and communities. You should be keenly interested in the best practices and latest developments in digital journalism – and be keen to pursue innovative forms of storytelling and audience development across social media platforms. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will advise Chief Editor of the Unit on a planning for social and digital coverage
  • You work with the Investigative Unit to produce and assist in the reporting and production of engaging storytelling specifically geared for social media use on relevant platforms, incl. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VKontakte, OK, Telegram, etc.
  • You mine social media for news leads, UGC (User Generated Content), and editorially relevant conversations.
  • You will be regularly reviewing and proactively sharing performance metrics on relevant platforms for reviews and projects.
  • You will be looking for the latest trends in social media storytelling and platforms and, in coordination with colleagues, experiment with new forms of storytelling and on new platforms.
  • If requested, you take on writing, editing, and production assignments.

    You perform related work as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or the equivalent in experience is preferred.

Work Experience

3+ years of experience in social media.

3+ years of experience in digital journalism in news organization.

Previous experience working in a multicultural or a multinational environment; or experience living and working abroad, preferably in relevant RFE/RL regions.

Competencies

Strong news judgment.

Team-based work ethic.

Understanding of digital success metrics.

Strong social media production skills.

Strong news writing and editing skills.

Familiarity with tools like Tweetdeck, Crowdtangle, Socialbakers.

Ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision under tight deadlines.

Adapts to and works effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in one’s own organization or job requirements.

Broad knowledge of political, economic, and social situations and international affairs acquired through studies, research, writing, travel, or other relevant experience or exposure.

Familiarity with html and video editing are a plus. 

Languages

  • Russian language, required 
  • English language, strongly desirable  

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