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The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s biggest English language publication is looking to fill a news editor position.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s main English-language news outlet. It was founded in November 2021 by a team of reporters and editors who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence, in partnership with a media consultancy company Jnomics. Today it’s a team of around 40 people based mostly in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.


  • Writing quick news updates and news stories in English for the website;
  • Converting them into updates for social media channels;
  • Working in shifts to keep the website’s news feed up to date.


  • English language proficiency (C1 or native speaker);
  • Closely following the Ukrainian news agenda, its main newsmakers, as well as the international agenda in relation to Ukraine;
  • Command of Ukrainian language (enough to read and understand news updates, as well as understand a statement delivered in a video/audio form);
  • Journalistic experience would be considered an advantage;
  • Ability to focus fully on work during your shifts;
  • Devotion to the values of independent journalism;
  • Being based in Kyiv would be considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Market-level pay;
  • Work in scheduled shifts;
  • A young and highly motivated team;
  • Mentoring and possibilities for professional development.

Candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.


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