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Vacancy for Russia Profile Background Editor
From Andrei Zolotov, Jr. - 1.27.12 - JRL 2012-15

From: Andrei Zolotov, Jr./ andrei.zolotovrp@rian.ru
Subject: Vacancy for Russia Profile Background Editor
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012

BackGround Editor/Writer

Russia Profile, a Moscow-based English-language information service, produced by the RIA Novosti News Agency and consisting of a daily-updated Web site and a quarterly Special Report, is seeking a full-time editor/writer for its BackGround section.

Applicants for the position should meet the following requirements:

Native or near native English
Advanced Russian
University degree
Previous experience in journalism, editing, researching
Ability to process large amounts of information and write clearly and concisely
Sound news judgment
Experience in working with Web sites and content management systems preferred

Responsibilities include:

Update the section daily, including box on front page
Compile the BackGround block that accompanies every Russia Profile article
Monitor the news and compile new articles for the section as needed
Develop new functionalities and expand the section in consultation with senior editorial staff
Produce weekly reports on the state of the section and monitor Web visitor statistics
Perform daily editing tasks
Contribute analytical and occasional news articles

Please send a short cover letter, resume and clips of published work to Executive Editor Anna Arutiunova at Anna.Arutiunovarp@rian.ru

Keywords: Russia, Opportunities, Job Vacancies - Russia News - Russia


MOSCOW. Jan 26 (Interfax) - The aim of the opposition's February 4 rally is to make the authorities listen to the political demands voiced at December's protests on Bolotnaya Square and Sakharov Avenue in the center of Moscow, A Just Russia Party leader and presidential candidate Sergei Mironov told Interfax.

"Bolotnaya Square and Sakharov Avenue are known all over Russia today. These venues are associated with the most vivid examples of recent civic activity. The main goal of the upcoming rally on February 4 is to make the authorities once again listen to the fundamental political demands voiced earlier," he said.

"People are tired of deceit and lies. They want, they demand that the results of the dishonest elections be cancelled and new elections be held," Mironov said.

"Apart from it, people seek the dismissal of CEC (Central Election Commission) Chairman Vladimir Churov, whose name has already become denominative. People, Russia need new electoral legislation, they need freedom, they need the openness of the authorities, they need a possibility both to speak to them as equals and to control them," Mironov said.

"The authorities got absorbed in playing, and a very large number of their representatives have started to believe in their own flawlessness, inaccessibility and uncontrollability," he said.

"Just a few of them remember about real dialogue with people. In these conditions, this response, which was given immediately, was quite natural - rallies and processions, unauthorized actions, a wave of outrage on the Internet that resembled a tsunami," he said.

Mironov said he was convinced that this process was irreversible, and it was growing more massive and organized, involving an ever-growing number of new people.

This process is becoming Russia's real "political trademark" in the world, he added.