Editor-Translator position at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting Armenia Branch
The editor-translator will perform the following responsibilities
- Provide and oversee the content and quality of the articles prepared for IWPR’s website on a weekly basis
- Edit articles provided by the IWPR contributors, fact-check, proofread, perform developmental editing in accordance with IWPR's standards of journalism
- Coordinate the work of journalists cooperating with the organization, commission articles, offer potential topics for articles, perform editorial work with journalists, ensure close cooperation with the editor-in-chief and coordinate all the editorial steps with the supervising editor
- Be accountable to the country director, editor-in-chief
- If necessary, translate articles into Armenian, Russian and English languages
- Prepare press releases, agendas and other documentation related to the organization
- Compile monthly reports, maintain the organization's internal code of conduct and work ethics
- Coordinate the organization's activities. Organize seminars, discussions and collaborate with staff members of the organization's offices in different countries
- Perform other editorial duties if necessary
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Journalism, Languages or other relevant discipline;
- Proficiency in Armenian and English;
- Excellent knowledge of Russian;
- At least 3 years’ experience;
- Strong writing and editing skills, ability to craft publication items that meet journalistic standards;
- Experience working with donors and local and international civil society organizations;
- Excellent command of Microsoft Office software, strong computer skills;
- Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic, deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment.
Start Time: January 2016
Only candidates who meet the above listed qualifications will be short-listed and interviewed.
If interested, please send your resume with a cover letter listing your qualifications, position related experience, and indicating your contact details (phone, fax, and/ or e-mail address) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please contact IWPR Armenia at (374-10) 58 48 99.
Application deadline: 15 December 2015
About IWPR: IWPR strengthens local media at the frontlines of conflict and change, working in two dozen countries and territories around the world. This includes establishing independent local media; training local reporters, editors and producers; supporting extensive in-depth reporting on human rights, good governance and related issues; disseminating professional reporting in developing countries and internationally; and strengthening communications capacity of local human rights, international justice and women’s organisations.
IWPR builds the skills of professional and citizen journalists working in traditional media and in social and new media. Programs train and mentor them to report fairly and objectively with the goal of achieving internationally recognized standards of reporting and analysis.
Reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, and managers learn the value of producing substantive content that informs while helping to define the roles of citizens, civil society, government, the media, business and others in building fair, pluralistic, democratic systems that value and respect the opinions of all constituencies.
Whether in repressive or closed societies, transitional environments, or democratically developing states, IWPR encourages the development and exercise of freedom of expression, assembly, and belief and uses journalism as a tool to advance peace and social justice
In Armenia, IWPR raises public awareness and helps build significant dialogues by strengthening local media skills and capacities.