Writer with a good understanding of Russian politics required to write 3-5 posts per week for a well-established and respected English language blog about Russia.
This is a long-term relationship for the right person. At the moment, our maximum budget is $100 per month, but this is likely to increase over time.
Applicants must have excellent English writing skills, be able to write in a straightforward, engaging and informative style, and have a good eye for what makes an interesting story.
A good understanding of Russian politics is vital - particularly foreign policy, as this interests non-Russian readers. The writer's political views are not of major importance, although the blog is generally sceptical of Russia's current approach towards democracy, so someone who is overtly pro-Putin would probably not fit particularly well. A good knowledge of Russian-language politics blogs would be helpful, but is not vital.
3-5 posts per week would be required, most covering an important topical news story - usually the exact choice of topic will be at the writer's discretion. On average, each post will be 500-700 words, but this can vary from post to post.
This project will probably best suit those who have studied or are studying journalism and/or English language.
All applicants will need to provide two recent samples of writing about Russian politics or current affairs.
7 freelancers are bidding on average $121 for this job
Hello, I'm russian native speaker, at the moment living and studing politics in EU. Frankly speaking $100 is too low, however if it's a sort of long-term project it's fine. Thank you, Vladimir
Hello! I have a Master's degree in international and European relations from a European university so I think I can fit in the project. I guarantee quality and responsible attitude. Regards, Natalya