All of these positions are currently volunteer, except for fundraising, however we are actively crowdfunding and fundraising, so as funds come in, positions will become paid.
For fundraising, we will pay a commission on amounts raised + retainer.
Previous experience is not a requirement, but it's a plus.
Interested? You can fill out our questionaire here.
Questions? Be in touch with our volunteer coordinator and human resources director, David Curry, at [email protected]
Want to meet David? Check out the video at the bottom of this page... and his profile on our team page.
|Note: for more details of each job description, click here|
|Volunteers can be located anywhere in the world, and work remotely from home or elsewhere|
|Position||Responsibilities||Native or near-native English required?|
|Editors||Conceive and assign stories, oversee writers and journalists||Yes|
|Business editor||Build a strong business team covering Russia||Yes|
|Op-ed editor||We want to introduce a section which presents opinion and analysis which we do not necessarily agree with, but are of high quality.||Yes|
|Russian media editor||We need someone to monitor the Russian media and select interesting articles and videos for summary or translation. We have a volunteer team of translators who are able to do this. We need someone to select material for them.||No|
|German media editor||We want to start carrying more articles translated from German media. We have translators who can do this, but we need someone to help identify interesting articles.||No|
|Headline writers||Write headlines and sub-headlines||Yes|
|Copy editors||Read articles and correct for typos, errors||Yes|
|Translators (Russian-English-German)||We want to start translating as much of the site as possible into German and Russian. A large volume of translation.|
|News scanners||Track websites and source articles to be posted on site||No|
|Bullpen editor||The bullpen is our experts discussion group. We need someone to curate it. See link at top of homepage||Yes|
|Scholarly articles editor||We want to start publishing longer, scholarly articles, in a separate section. We need someone to be the editor of this section, source and read articles, decide what to include. There are a lot of excellent scholarly articles available, and submitted to us, which we currently are not publishing, but would like to.||Yes|
|Video journalists, production||No|
|Video - direct and produce crowdfunding videos||We are doing this on an ongoing basis, so this is an ongoing need||No|
|Audio journalists, production||No|
|Audio broadcast manager (Soundcloud)||We are thinking abouty how to do this - on Soundcloud or another platform. We need someone to manage the whole process, source material, work with contributors to create audio segments.||No|
|Photo and image editors||No|
|Manager of Youtube channel||Expand and develop our Youtube channel||No|
|Advertising manager||Create advertising revenue||No|
|Social media experts||Site promotion, growth of Facebook and Twitter audience.||No|
|Website design and function||No|
|Volunteer coordinator||We have a very large and active volunteer community, and we need someone to interact with them, coordinate and manage what they might do with the site.||Yes|
|Alternative revenue sources, events||Develop premium content as revenue generators, event hosting as revenue generator||No|
|Fundraising||Work with foundations and individuals to receive funding. Set up a US non-profit (501c3)||Yes|
|Crowdfunding manager||Manage our crowdfunding campaigns. Our first campaign launches on Kickstarter mid-February. We will be doing this on both Western and Russian platforms on an ongoing basis (every 2-4 months)||Yes, except for Russian campaigns|
Here's a short profile of our volunteer coordinator and human resources director David Curry, which appeared on local TV where he lives about an hour outside Moscow. Also see his profile on our team page.
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