The Calvert Journal is hiring a staff writer to find and produce important, unusual, and impactful cultural stories from across Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. Working as part of our dynamic editorial team, as well as a network of freelancers from across the continent, our staff writer should have a deep understanding of current Russian and Eastern European affairs, as well as a nose for stories that speak to and capture the region’s broader social and political context.
Founded in 2013 as a project by the Calvert 22 Foundation, The Calvert Journal is a multi award-winning publication and the world’s leading authority on culture and visual arts across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and the Balkans. Updated daily, The Calvert Journal publishes features, news, photography, and travel reports, and stands apart for its wealth of original research, striking photography, and clarity of insight on a region that, despite its richness, often goes under-reported.
The staff writer will contribute to The Calvert Journal’s editorial strategy, the development of on-site content, and take an active role in special reports and series that form a core part of The Calvert Journal’s output. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sourcing and writing daily news stories for the website, writing and editing longer-form content, and participating in long-term planning for The Calvert Journal.
We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic, flexible journalist with a demonstrable knowledge of contemporary culture — from art and film, to design, literature and music. They need to have an interest in the arts and contemporary culture of Russia, Eastern Europe and the international world. Knowledge of Russian is an asset, as well as another language from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, or the Balkans. Candidates should have an excellent writing style, the ability to generate a constant flow of feature ideas, and be able to work collaboratively with local and remote colleagues.
Calvert is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We aim to hire staff who are committed to furthering these objectives.
Our headquarters are in London, but we will accept applications from journalists based elsewhere if they are able to work reasonably in line with UK office hours. To apply for this position please send your CV, a cover letter, and examples of your work to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.