Pass this on to your colleagues in the DC area. And since VOR will be broadcasting in NY, perhaps there will be some future opportunities there as well. Stay tuned!
The “Voice of Russia”, the leading and the only Russian international
broadcaster, has recently embarked on a new project launching a 24-hour
radio station in New York and in Washington, DC. on AM bands (at the
bottom of this letter I have attached more info on VOR – in former times
similar Russian structure to VOA).
In the long run the format of the radio station would be similar to
international government run stations like Deutsche Welle, Radio France
International and BBC World Radio. VOR US would see its mission in
providing international and local news, informing the public locally on
current events, politics, and civic affairs; export Russian arts and cultural
riches to NY and Washington and give voice to diverse audiences. As we
envision approximately 30% of original programming and content will be
made locally by US production team while the rest will be produced by our
The project is unfolding gradually – right now we are broadcasting from
Moscow (http://english.ruvr.ru ), but tentatively in March 2011 our
Washington DC based on-air facility starts operating and local team will
start producing US based content. Our current personnel search is going
in various directions, but one of our primary concerns is hiring experienced
on –air talents, anchors/radio hosts and reporters for our locally produced
shows (approximately 3- hour long morning and evening shows). We will
be having interviews with candidates for the above mentioned positions in
Washington DC from March 1-March 11. So at this stage we have reached
some preliminary agreements but still searching for more candidates.
If you know people who might be interested in anchor/reporter‘s positions
based in Washington, please let them know about the opportunities ahead.
I will gladly provide more details on the show format and requirements for
candidates after January 12th. Here is an e-mail for letters of interest
and resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org