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Global Voices Seeks Contributing Editor for RuNet Echo Project

Categories: Russia, Citizen Media, Announcements, RuNet Echo


Global Voices is seeking a part-time Contributing Editor to support our coverage of Russian citizen media, as part of our RuNet Echo project.

The project provides comprehensive and deep reporting on and analyses of the Russian-language online community. The purpose of the initiative is to deepen our coverage and analysis of Russian-language blogospheres, online speech, and social networks.

The primary focus of our coverage and analysis is Russian-language online writing from and about the Russian Federation. Secondary content may also include Russian-language content from the former Soviet Union, as it relates to the Russian Federation.

The Contributing Editor will assist in producing and editing content for the project, including regular output of stories, translation, and networking. The editor will produce and/or edit several in-depth stories per week, as well as shorter posts linking and pointing to important topics, events, and writing as it occurs. The work will involve extensive translation, analysis, and further original research and reporting when appropriate, in order to elucidate and identify trends, ideas, and social and political currents within RuNet. Analysis will also examine how content in the Russian language space relates to other online communities, languages, and cultures, and offline Russian conversation, journalism, and social and political movements.

The Project Editor will also:

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

Interested candidates please send a resume, a writing sample, and a Letter of Interest explaining why you'd be a good candidate for the job to: krothrock AT globalvoicesonline DOT org

Global Voices Online will receive applications until July 4, 2014.

Interpreting RuNet is funded by a grant from the Open Society Foundations [1].