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. We accept CVs with short covering letters at the following address:

Current open vacancies are shown below.

News Assistant

The Moscow Times is looking for a full-time news assistant to coordinate news operations with senior editorial staff. 

The Moscow-based assistant will monitor Russian news sources, do research, and assist editors and writers in bringing news and features through production.

Successful candidates will be:

— Native Russian speakers with good English

— Willing to work flexible hours

— Have understanding of Russian politics and/or economics

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "News assistant") to

Web Editor

The Moscow Times is looking for an editor to work with writers and senior editors to edit for clarity, grammar and style.

The successful candidate might occasionally be asked to write news briefs.


— Native-level English speaker with good Russian

— At least one year experience in journalism

— A solid understanding of Russian politics and news

— Quick, methodical and organized with great attention to detail

— Willingness to work flexible hours

Salary is dependent on experience.

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "Web editor") to:  

Chinese-language editor

The editor will curate, select and edit stories from our English-language coverage for translation. The successful applicant will also work together with freelancers to produce original content in Chinese for our Chinese-language monthly print edition.


— Native Mandarin 

—Good understanding of English and Russian

—Demonstrable journalism/ editing experience

—Ability to work independently


—Several years experience working in Russia

— Demonstrable translation experience

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line “Chinese editor") to

Breaking news curator/translator

The breaking news curator / translator will produce clean, accurate English-language translations of Russian media reports on a full-time basis. 


—Bilingual or near-native Russian and English 

—Knowledge of Russian politics/media 

—Demonstrable translation experience

—Ability to file clean copy, quickly


—At least one year experience in journalism 

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line “news translator") to

Native Russian speaking news reporter

Working independently and with TMT editors, the successful applicant will write news stories under pressure and report features on the ground.


  • —Native Russian language and solid English writing skills.
  • —At least two years experience reporting on Russia.
  • —An in-depth knowledge of Russian current affairs and an ability to work self-sufficiently under pressure.


—Previous experience working in digital journalism.

If this sounds like you, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line "News Reporter") to

Social Media Editor 

The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting MT content on a variety of social media platforms, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter. They will interact with other users, use social media to find topics worth covering and help curate posts that are of interest to our readers. 


Native or near-native fluency in English, solid knowledge of Russian  Previous experience in social media management, ideally for a journalistic brand 

To apply for the role, email your CV and cover letter (with the subject line “social media editor") to

Freelance opportunities

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

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 us, indicating previous experience, current availability and which area of our journalism most interests you.