January 26, 2011

Newswire seeks Central Asia reporter

The Central Asia Newswire, an international news organization specializing in the coverage of the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), seeks a full-time reporter to be based in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Reporter will be responsible for a daily roundup of the region’s top stories plus ongoing enterprise reporting. Central Asia is a vital geo-political center with some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves, unique strategic and military interests, dynamic social issues and developing economies/governments.

This is an excellent opportunity for a reporter to make their name on an international stage in an important, yet under-reported region. Translators, transportation and photographer provided.

Qualifications:
• International reporting experience.
• Enterprise reporting ability. Capacity to break through language barriers and bureaucracies to gather information under unconventional circumstances.
• Ability to manage multiple stories/diverse sectors and large amounts of information
• Ability to relocate
• Experience/knowledge of the region preferred but not required
• Salary: Negotiable

To apply, send cover letter, resume and two clips to pgilsenan@ [at] centralasianewswire.com.

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