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Date of Issuance: 08 July 2020
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is looking for an experienced investigative editor to join its award-winning Central Asia program.
This team of editors and reporters, based in Sarajevo and Bishkek, has produced a series of major reports highlighting criminality and corruption in the region, including ‘Plunder and Patronage’ in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, ‘Money by Marriage’ in Tajikistan, and ‘Kazakhstan’s Secret Billionaires’ in Kazakhstan.
Our goal is to expand both the quantity and quality of our reporting on the ground — and to create a new generation of Central Asian investigative reporters — by making a sustained investment in the development of local journalists across the region.
We need an experienced editor or reporter who can work with our Central Asian colleagues to develop their stories and bring them to OCCRP standards. A major part of this editor’s responsibility will be to serve as a mentor, developing our partners into their region’s top investigative journalists.
We are not interested in credentials; we are interested in what you can do. If this job description sounds exciting, we want to hear from you. Please send a resume, cover letter, and several clips or writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCCRP’s headquarters is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The location of this position is open to discussion, as long as the time zone is compatible with engaging regularly with Central Asian colleagues. Travel to Central Asia and/or Bosnia is likely.
This position is a one-year paid fellowship. Extension is possible.