Jobs at TMT

Jobs at TMT

From time to time, The Moscow Times recruits news writers, editors, and production staff. If you have significant journalistic experience, a keen interest in current affairs and native or near-native Russian / English please get in touch. 

Our email is: applications@themoscowtimes.com

Current vacancies are listed below.

Managing editor

The Moscow Times is looking for a managing editor to oversee our small team in Moscow. 

Duties include:

— Coming up with, and implementing, new ideas 

— Supporting and guiding the largely junior staff 

— Editing features and opinion pieces written by staff and freelance contributors

— Working together with our digital director to grow The Moscow Times’ web presence and traffic 

— Upholding the journalistic standards of independent journalism for which The Moscow Times is well known


Extensive editing experience and native English are required. 

To apply for the role, email your CV, a cover letter and at least two samples of your work (with the subject line “managing editor") to: applications@themoscowtimes.com. 


Russian trainees

The Moscow Times is recruiting aspiring journalists for its new trainee program. Successful applicants will be given on-the-job training over a one-year period. 

After basic training, trainees will contribute to the everyday functioning of the newsroom. They will be encouraged to research, pitch and report their own stories with the supervision of senior editors. There will be a monthly stipend.

You should apply if you are:

— interested in current affairs and independent journalism; 

— a Russian citizen; 

— 18 years old or over; 

— a university graduate; 

— confident in your English language skills.

Send your CV, cover letter and samples of your previously published work (written, multimedia, photography or otherwise) to: applications@themoscowtimes (subject line “trainee.”)


Digital director

The Moscow Times is looking for a digital director with an interest in, and a solid understanding of, digital journalism. The successful applicant will be responsible for web traffic and social media growth of the product in cooperation with the editorial team. 

The ideal candidate will have a proven record at a tech company, feel comfortable taking the initiative and have great communication skills.

Duties include:

— overseeing the constant technological evolution of the product together with the IT, editorial and sales departments

 — digital and programmatic marketing experience is crucial (knowledge of Google AdX and Google Ad Manager is a big plus) 

Knowledge of English is a must. 

In return, we offer the opportunity to lead and expand a well-known international media brand. 

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "digital director") to applications@themoscowtimes.com.


Digital sales manager

Requirements:

- At least one year experience in digital sales 

- Understanding of the digital landscape, specifically across RTB

 - Experience of programmatic campaigns and developing strategies 

 - Good level of English 

- Ability to search for new clients (meet and negotiate) 

- Market knowledge 

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

- Stress tolerance 


If this sounds like you, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "digital sales") to advertising@themoscowtimes.com.

Freelance opportunities

We welcome story ideas from experienced freelance journalists who share our values and understand our editorial policies. Please send detailed pitches to pitches@themoscowtimes.com.

Editorial experience

The Moscow Times offers a limited number of short editorial experience opportunities throughout the year. These placements are unpaid, voluntary and are usually at least three months in duration. To be considered for a placement please send your CV to applications@themoscowtimes.com, indicating previous experience, current availability and which area of our journalism most interests you.