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The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s biggest English language publication is looking to fill a commercial editor position.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s main English-language news outlet. It was founded in November 2021 by a team of reporters and editors who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence, in partnership with a media consultancy company Jnomics. Today it’s a team of around 40 people based mostly in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.


  • Editing commercial content for the Kyiv Independent and preparing commercial stories for publishing on the website;
  • Providing guidance to commercial writers as they develop stories;
  • Suggesting and finding heroes for commercial stories;
  • Generating ideas for native content production in different formats (including text, photo, video and audio) based on the client’s brief;
  • Communicating with clients and partners;
  • Uploading commercial content to the website;


  • Strong command of English language (fluent or native);
  • Native or strong command of Ukrainian language (enough to read and understand news, as well as understand a statement delivered in a video/audio form);
  • Full understanding of Western news style in terms of language and story structure;
  • Experience in a similar role (commercial or editorial) would be considered an advantage;
  • Good understanding of news and current affairs in Ukraine and the region;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and with rigorous accuracy;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, external subcontractors and commercial partners of the Kyiv Independent;
  • Devotion to the values of independent journalism and understanding of the importance of commercial revenues for media sustainability;
  • Being based in Kyiv isn’t necessary but would be considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Market-level compensation;
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team for an award-winning media startup;
  • The ability to work remotely upon agreement;
  • Flexible work schedule;
  • Consistent mentoring;
  • Work with top Ukrainian and foreign companies.

Candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.
Note: This can be a part-time or a full-time position.

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