Russian Social Media Editor

HRW - Human Rights Watch

Russian Social Media Editor

HRW - Human Rights Watch

Multiple Locations

FIXED-TERM, PART-TIME JOB VACANCY
Digital Division
Application Deadline: 24 May 2022

Feel like getting up each morning and engaging an audience on the world’s foremost human rights issues? Does the idea of growing a passionate social media audience for one of the world’s most impactful NGOs excite you?

Social media is a critical channel for HRW, reaching core targets, millions of prospective readers and helping frame the global daily news conversation around human rights. While embedded in the Digital team, the Russian Social Media Editor would work closely with members of the wider Media department, as well as collaborate with staff across the organization to ensure our social channels are supporting the work of the organization.

This is a fixed-term, part-time position (approximately 15 to 20 hours per week depending on the location) for one year, with the possibility for extension. This position will ideally be based in one of HRW’s European offices (Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, or London). The Russian Social Media Editor would report to the Deputy Digital Director, based in San Francisco, California, and the European Media Director, based in Brussels.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely in the interim. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Maintain and grow the Russian language presence in social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, VK and Telegram;
  2. Coordinate and host Twitter Spaces;
  3. Monitor and distribute data reports on social media performance;
  4. Assist with influencer and paid growth strategies to increase HRW’s audience;
  5. Pitch HRW stories to other successful Russian language social media accounts;
  6. Request translations for material outside of Russia and look for trends to see what resonates;
  7. Help vet translations and improve the translation pipeline;
  8. Generate text, graphics, video, and other assets for social media, either directly or by working with the Digital Division’s graphic designer or contractors;
  9. Draft and translate material specifically for social media that might appeal to a Russian-speaking audience, work with HRW’s Multimedia Division to translate photo essay captions and video subtitles in a timely manner, publish to the HRW website, and share engaging content on HRW social media channels;
  10. Curate a dynamic Russian-language homepage and post new articles to the site when necessary;
  11. Research alternative platforms to explore possible new pathways to Russian-speaking audiences; and
  12. Perform other tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: 5 years of full-time experience in social media publishing or audience development.

Education: A level of education that when combined with your professional experience will adequately show you have the capability to contribute meaningfully to HRW's social media efforts.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English and Russian and translation experience is required. Fluency in Ukrainian a plus;
  2. Proven track record as a writer and/or editor is required;
  3. A strong understanding of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Telegram, VK and what sorts of content best engages audience on these platforms;
  4. Proficiency in computer packages, including Microsoft Office applications is required;
  5. Ability to express ideas clearly and logically is required. Ability to recognize social media opportunities is required. Experience with translation workflows is a plus;
  6. Ability and self-motivation to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as a member of a team is required;
  7. Flexibility in responding quickly to events as they occur and producing excellent written material under tight deadlines is required;
  8. Experience with a wire service, newspaper, or online journalism site or other news organization is desirable;
  9. A broad range of knowledge about human rights and international affairs is desirable;
  10. Experience working on a Content Management System (CMS) such as Drupal is preferred; publishing to a website a plus.

Other:  Candidates must possess valid work authorization for the location in which they will be based; we are unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this role. 

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 24 May 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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