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The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine’s biggest English language publication, is looking to fill a social media manager 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.


  • Creating operational and strategic plans for the KI social media presence;
  • Coordinating internal and external content producers;
  • Work with journalists and editors to ensure content is informative and appealing;
  • Creating and posting content to all social media channels where the KI is present
  • Launch creative social media initiatives and promotion campaigns for stand alone products and projects;
  • Set key performance indicators (KPIs) for social media campaigns;
  • Manage a budget for social media activities;
  • Engaging with social media users by responding to the KI readers and community members;


  • Have 2+ years of experience in social media and communications;
  • English language proficiency (C1-C2 or native speaker);
  • Located in a European time zone;
  • Understand the basics of marketing, essential metrics, and the know-how to measure them;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas simply, both oral and written;
  • Ambition and eagerness to learn and grow professionally, desire to improve the KI’s social media performance;
  • A devotion to the values of independent journalism and the KI;
  • Being based in Kyiv isn’t necessary but would be considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Market level compensation;
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team, for an award-winning media startup.
  • Busy, but flexible work schedule;

The candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.
Note: It’s a full-time position. Hybrid or remote format of work is possible for this position upon agreement.


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