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Investigative Journalist for The Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s biggest English language publication is looking to fill an investigative journalist 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.


  • Pitching exclusive story ideas;
  • Having and developing sources;
  • Filing FOI requests;
  • Independently setting up interviews and organizing work trips;
  • Creating exclusive content;
  • Participating in multimedia investigative stories if required (video supplement or podcast);


  • English language (C1 or native speaker);
  • Ukrainian and/or Russian language (C1 or native speaker );
  • Sufficient journalistic experience;
  • Experience working for an online and/or print publication;
  • Good understanding of news and current affairs in Ukraine and the region;
  • Familiarity with OSINT and fact checking;
  • Ability to scrape, clear up and analyze data as well as experience working with databases
  • would be considered an advantage;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and external stakeholders;
  • A strong devotion to democratic values and journalism standards;
  • Being based in Kyiv would be considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Market level pay;
  • Flexible work schedule;
  • A young and highly motivated team;
  • The ability to create stories for an award-winning publication known around the world.

Candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.

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