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Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Greater Central Asia coverage

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Announcements

Image of Osh bazar in Bishkek. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission.

Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan? Are you excited about shaping ideas into stories, social media posts, and other editorial outputs in collaboration with a diverse community?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you might consider applying for the position of Regional Editor for Greater Central Asia.

The Regional Editor will be responsible both for editing stories written by Global Voices’ volunteer contributors and for writing stories about the region. Global Voices stories focus on topics such as internet culture, freedom of speech online, technology and digital rights, human rights, diversity and representation, and language diversity.

The Regional Editor will also work with a diverse community of contributors who write stories, share ideas for stories, and set the editorial agenda for the region by proposing ideas, sharing knowledge, and providing leads.

The Editor's work will include:

Successful candidates for the position will:

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Central Asian languages including Dari, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Tajik, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek.

Global Voices is a global, virtual organization. The engine of the Global Voices newsroom is a team of part-time editors [2] who work with volunteer contributors and translators around the world to highlight stories and perspectives that are underrepresented in international mainstream media.

There is no geographic requirement associated with these positions. Global Voices has no office or physical headquarters. Candidates must be comfortable setting their own schedules and working in a wholly virtual environment.

We strongly welcome candidates currently contributing to the Global Voices project to apply.

The position is part-time and will be treated as a freelance contract.

To apply:

Submit a résumé and a cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a good fit for the position to  jobs@globalvoices.org [3], with the subject line: Regional Editor for Greater Central Asia: your name. Please attach your cover letter as a .doc or .pdf file in addition to including it in the body of your e-mail.

The application deadline is 11:59pm EST (GMT -4) on January 24, 2022.