Correspondent

TURKEY CORRESPONDENT

We are looking for an experienced journalist with strong writing skills and a track record of breaking stories to join our busy team covering Turkey, one of the most exciting, varied and challenging countries in the world.

Geographically it may still be the bridge between Europe and Asia, but politically Turkey is now stuck uncomfortably between an increasingly critical European Union and an Arab world in turmoil. Ankara's long quest for EU membership looks more distant than ever after its year-long crackdown in the wake of 2016's failed military coup. Meanwhile the conflict across its southern borders in Syria and Iraq has empowered Kurdish fighters and reignited an insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast.

The politics of the country are fascinating. The sweeping new powers won by President Tayyip Erdogan in a divisive April referendum have alarmed Western leaders. Erdogan's expected campaign for re-election in 2019, and the need to prevent Turkey's economy flagging in the meantime, will form the backdrop for the next two years.

The successful candidate will be a multi-talented journalist who can report on Turkey's domestic politics, economics, regional and international relations and the interplay between them all, covering spot news as well as doing enterprise reporting into the changes driving this fascinating country. She or he must be comfortable monitoring Turkish media to break out news from the daily flow of speeches, statements and announcements. Close collaboration with colleagues, including those in our Turkish-language service, is essential in a tightly staffed bureau with a heavy workload.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent Turkish is essential
  • Good writing and snapping skills, news judgment, initiative, energy.
  • Needs to be able to break news.
  • Ability to assist and guide less experienced colleagues
  • Ability to work frequent slot and monitoring shifts, including on weekends.
  • Ability to generate story ideas.
  • Multimedia skills an advantage

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