Senior Editor, Uyghur Service

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, Washington, DC-based, nonprofit corporation that provides accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. Delivered in nine Asian languages in addition to English, our journalism extends beyond radio to include web, video, mobile and e-books. RFA Uyghur is currently seeking a dynamic and motivated editing professional to join its team and help it fulfill its mission. This position will be based in DC.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conceiving, assigning, and editing stories on a variety of subjects and issues covered by Uyghur Service.
  • Identifying and soliciting freelance writers and reporters to join Uyghur Service's contributor network.
  • Commissioning stories from freelance contributors.
  • Leading the entire process of producing and packaging special reports, from conception, planning, execution, to promotion.
  • Creating an editorial calendar of upcoming feature stories and special report packages.
  • Researching and writing original feature stories, articles, and components of special reports.
  • Working with the Director to develop a strong and unique voice and tone for Uyghur Service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in journalism and/or editing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Superb editorial and Uyghur writing skills with a professional, established writing style.
  • Ability to identify story ideas that are consistent with Uyghur Service's style and to solicit ideas from writers or commission ideas from freelancers and execute them into article pieces.
  • Familiarity with the field of journalism.
  • Ability to quickly establish and grow Uyghur Service's freelancer and contributor network from Central Asia, Turkey, Europe, Australia and Japan.
  • Must have a portfolio of previous work.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Required language skills: Fluency in written and verbal Uyghur and proficiency in written and verbal English and Mandarin preferred

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: Send résumé with cover letter making reference to “Senior Editor, Uyghur Service” via e-mail to rfajobs@rfa.org.

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