Editorial Internship - ODRussia

Paid, flexible part-time position is now open at oDRussia / Russia and Beyond. Closing date September 15

6 September 2013

openDemocracy Russia is an online journal and think tank, publishing articles daily on a wide range of issues affecting Russia and beyond. We are currently looking for an editorial intern to support editor Oliver Carroll and the wider oDRussia team in the day-to-day running of the website.

The editorial intern will primarily focus on:

- sub-editing/proof-reading (in English) 
- publishing articles and picture editing 
- some supervised article/debate commissioning (in English and Russian) 
- developing the oDRussia online community through social media
- supporting the Editor in fundraising efforts
- assistance in preparing occasional offline discussion events

The position is at times demanding — creative and technical — but will be highly rewarding to the right, innovative individual.
We are looking for a combination of qualities for this broad and varied role: 

- Relevant degree or equivalent work experience 
- Fluency in Russian 
- Understanding of the politics, economy, culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union 
- Understanding of oDRussia’s core values

- Higher level degree 
- Experience of editing, publishing or media 
- Experience in marketing, fundraising and/or social media tools
- Translation skills 
- Interest/experience in visual journalism (design, infographics, photoediting)

The position will be part-time (2.5 working days per week) and based in our offices in Dalston, London. It will last an initial six months, subject to a two month probationary period.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK legally.

How to apply: Send a CV and a brief cover note (max 1 page) outlining your relevant skills, experience and ambitions to: Oliver Carroll at [email protected]

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