Bureau Chief (Moscow, Russia)
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CNN is looking for an experienced journalist and manager who is immersed in the Russia story to take on the role of Moscow Bureau Chief. This individual will lead Russia coverage, manage our Moscow-based team and contribute to our newsgathering efforts across EMEA. Working closely with the Senior Director of Coverage based in London, the Moscow Bureau Chief will set news priorities for the region, ensure balanced editorial coverage and maintain CNN relations with government officials, local agencies and the diplomatic world.
Foreign Language Proficiency
- This is a senior editorial role. Successful candidates must be of a sufficient experience level to offer guidance on all-platform content across Russia and former Soviet states and cultivate a wide range of news sources and contacts.
In conjunction with the Senior DOC, this individual will oversee all content delivered from the Moscow Bureau, ensuring pitches and delivery are all-platform compliant and in line with the highest editorial standards.
This individual will manage Bureau logistics and all associated technical operations, including responsibility for security equipment and deployment as needed in the region, in conjunction with the Director of Security.
The bureau chief will be responsible for working with PR to manage the external reputation of the bureau and CNN.
The Bureau Chief will also manage and be responsible for all CNN staff and freelancers based there, with oversight of Bureau budget and logistics.
- A proven track record in journalism, including field experience in the region itself and demonstrable management experience, is essential, as is in-depth understanding of the Russian story is key.
Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate ability to develop talent, with extensive experience of TV production, and digital execution
Successful candidates must also have experience of major field operations, with some in hostile environments
Experience of managing multiple teams on a breaking news story is essential
Spoken Russian would be welcomed but not essential
Proven crisis management experience
Ideal candidate must be a top-notch writer and editor capable of delivering on tight deadlines
You ll get
- This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including a company bonus.
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