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We are hiring: Editor (Albanian Speaking)

By - 25.05.2021

Apply now to work with K2.0’s growing team.

Are you passionate about independent journalism? Do you know all about Kosovo and the Balkan region? Do you have a background in editing?

We’re seeking an editor (working in the Albanian language) to join our editorial team as we look to build on our bold and captivating award-winning content.       

The person we hire will be dedicated to deepening the understanding of current affairs and political, social and cultural issues in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. They will be able to work constructively with our journalists and contributors on developing engaging content ideas on a wide variety of issues right through to final, publishable editorial content.  

As a K2.0 editor, you must not only grasp and convey the wider story, but you must also be detail-oriented and have an excellent grasp of the written Albanian language.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be at the cutting-edge of progressive quality journalism in the region.

Key details:

Position: Editor (working in Albanian language)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Prishtina
Application deadline: June 8th, 2021
Start Date: July 1st, 2021
Duration: Full time staff member

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in K2.0 editorial meetings; 
  • Oversee editorial production of assigned content, including working closely with assigned journalists, Managing Editor and other editorial staff;
  • Edit content to final product with a particular focus on feature articles and (Albanian language) copy-editing;
  • Follow ongoing developments, identify and develop topics for coverage;
  • Review external contributions, especially those submitted in the Albanian language.

The ideal candidate for this role will be:

  • Well informed on current affairs and issues in Kosovo (and the wider region);
  • Able to work to deadlines and to manage others to help meet their deadlines;
  • Self-motivated and passionate about high quality, independent journalism;
  • A dynamic, well-organized character with an ability to effectively prioritize busy workload;
  • A stickler for detail and accuracy;
  • Able to demonstrate excellent judgment and decision making skills;
  • An excellent communicator;
  • Able to tolerate stress and work efficiently and accurately, even under pressure;
  • Highly professional at all times when representing K2.0.

Required skills/experience:

  • At least two years of experience editing high quality written journalistic content in Albanian language;
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Journalism, Albanian language and literature (or similar, relevant field);
  • Languages: Native level fluency in written and spoken Albanian is essential. Knowledge of English is preferred, and knowledge of regional languages would be a bonus.

To apply, please click here, and include the following:

Cover letter;
Two samples of own journalistic work;

Contact details of two previous employers for references — we will not contact referees until after the interview stage. 

All applicants will be notified regarding the selection process.K

Feature Image: Besnik Bajrami / K2.0.

  • 25 May 2021 - 19:33 | Sophie Boisvert Levesque:

    What about an English teacher who edited his older friend's book, translated mine from English to Albanian. He worked for us in 1999 with the Canadian troops for KFOR and for the Kosovo police. He has an extremely wide knowledge of the situation in Kosovo now and then. I would recommend him anytime. He is a bank of knowledge.