Senior News Editor, Afghanistan

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Jan 12, 2017
Closes
Apr 06, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Senior News Editor, Afghanistan

 

The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for a news content provision program focused on Afghanistan that publishes 5 days/week in Dari and Pashto.

 

Fluency in either Farsi or Dari or both is essential. Knowledge of Afghanistan is highly preferred.

 

Tasks will include serving as Afghanistan assignment editor, responsible for building and maintaining the correspondent network and coordinating the article submission process and communication with the network.

 

Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, coordinating translations, updating associated social media platforms, devising and implementing marketing campaigns, and technical tasks utilizing locally-developed tools associated with web-based publications.

 

The Senior Editor will also be working with websites focusing on Pakistan and Central Asia and publishing in English, Pashto, Russian, and Urdu.

 

Education

 

Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or a related discipline.

 

Qualifications

 

5-8 years of related experience in writing, editing and/or journalism.

***Farsi/Dari fluency highly preferred***

 

Education Education

 

Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or a related discipline.

 

Qualifications

 

5-8 years of related experience in writing, editing and/or journalism.

***Farsi/Dari fluency highly preferred***

Qualifications 5-8 years of related experience in writing, editing and/or journalism.

 

***Farsi/Dari fluency highly preferred***

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