Part-Time Journalist Position in Venezuela

Interested in working for Venezuelanalysis? We're looking for a part-time journalist to join our team. is looking for a hard-working journalist who is committed to social activism and interested in covering unfolding events in Venezuela.

The position involves:

  • Researching and writing news and analysis articles for VA

  • Participating in special media coverage and events (elections, mobilizations, international conferences, etc.) and conducting interviews with participants and other social movement actors

  • Editing the work of other colleagues on the team and ensuring news articles, scripts and other multimedia products are produced in accordance with our editorial line, stylistic standards and in a timely manner

  • Translation of opinion pieces from Spanish to English

  • Collaboration with other members of the VA team in deciding daily editorial lines and regular editorial assessments

  • (2) full writing days per week with the remaining week dedicated to building relationships with grassroots movements, organizers, journalists and other sectors in Venezuela

  • Using social media (FB, Twitter, etc.) to increase VA readership

  • Publishing articles, videos, audio files and photo galleries to our website

  • Occasional telephone and video interviews with international news agencies

  • Participation in occasional podcasts with other members of the team

Essential requirements

  • Excellent English writing skills, preferably with at least some prior journalist experience

  • Willingness to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Knowledge and interest in Venezuelan history and politics

  • Strong command of Spanish language

  • Commitment to VA’s editorial line, social activism and deep sense of solidarity with the Global South

  • Ability to critically evaluate mainstream media coverage

  • Proven experience in organizing/social activism

  • Commitment to workplace democracy

  • Ability to work in Venezuela (anywhere in the national territory)

  • Outgoing and unafraid to approach strangers with excellent communication skills

Desirable requirements

  • Prior experience working, studying or living in Latin America and/or the Caribbean

  • Ability to use social media

  • Prior experience of living and working in Venezuela

  • Copywriting/editing experience

  • Spanish-English translation


  • Competitive salary in local currency

  • End of year bonus in USD$ following 12 months service

  • Full training provided

  • 4 weeks paid holiday a year

To apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and at least (2) preferably published writing samples (one news article and one investigative/analytical piece) to [email protected] by 12pm GMT-4.5 March 5.

Interviews will be carried out between 8-9 March via Skype.

Venezuelanalysis is committed to creating an organization and working environment driven by the revolutionary principles of inclusion, equity and justice. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply including people from Indigenous communities and of African descent, women, LGBTQ people, people with different abilities/disabilities, and people from the working class.