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Looking for an exciting career? Innovation reporter (s) wanted

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Join our team and shape the story of independent innovation journalism in Southeast Europe. By providing constructive reporting on the developments in the local startup and tech ecosystems, you’ll have a direct impact on the growth and maturation of the entrepreneurial community in the region.

We are currently looking for editors in Romania, Greece, and across the Western Balkans. The roles would suit anyone who had already some experience (2+ years) with the creation of engaging fact-based content as well as a decent understanding of innovation and digital transformation trends. Previous experience may include work for tech and business media publishers, high-growth startups, or venture capital/ market analysis firms. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Provide high-quality reporting on any news related to startups or corporate innovators in your local market
  • Write feature pieces dedicated to ecosystem trends, background information giving more context on recent big developments in the community or ventures with significant potential for international success.
  • Conduct interviews with tech community leaders with significant insight or unique perspective into a given topic from the SEE innovation world.
  • Produce written or video content for customers of The Recursive, usually cool tech companies looking for positioning in the innovation ecosystem. 
  • Distribute the created materials via relevant channels – social media, user groups, influencers, media partners.
  • Organize (digital for now) events – discussions, fireside chats, community gatherings.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You are available for a part-time or full-time employment
  • You have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, next to the knowledge of the local language (Romanian, Greek, Serbian, etc.) 
  • You have experience with digital storytelling and the ability to create clean, concise, and factual articles or videos
  • You know your local startup ecosystem very well, ideally, you’re part of it
  • You understand innovation and technology, beyond the buzzwords
  • You are a curious and self-ambitious person who is constantly hungry to learn more and improve
  • You are a self-starter and don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and know how to balance competing priorities
  • You want to create a positive impact for the SEE region

OUR OFFER

  • An exciting job where you  are the first to know all the coolest news 
  • Lots of opportunities to quickly learn and develop new skills
  • International exposure for your work
  • Access to The Recursive’s network- the most prominent tech & business leaders, venture capitalists (VCs), and various entrepreneurial communities in the region and its diaspora across the globe.
  • Plenty of space for creativity: your best ideas will help us grow
  • Remote-friendly operations,  you can work from anywhere in Southeast Europe.

HOW TO APPLY

Send us a mail to: [email protected], containing: 

1) Your LinkedIn profile, CV or a video pitch (max. 2 minutes)

2) 1-2 paragraphs about your mission in life and three topics from the SEE innovation ecosystem you’d love to cover 

3) Links to some of the stories you have written/ produced previously 

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Help us shine a light on the emerging innovation hubs in Southeast Europe

Every single contribution of yours helps us guarantee our independence and sustainable future. With your financial support, we can keep on providing constructive reporting on the developments in the region and give even more global visibility to our emerging innovation destination.

Thanks for shaping the story of the SEE entrepreneurial ecosystem together with us!

Monthly donation

In the next year, you’ll help us:

💡 €7: Establish The Recursive as an independent platform for innovation journalism

💡 €25: Produce more engaging videos showcasing local innovators

💡 €35: Develop more channels for international distribution of local stories

💡 €50: Recruit reporters covering the local developments in several more cities in SEE

💡 €100: Train and educate young innovation journalists and content creators

One-time donation

You can also support The Recursive’s mission with a pick-any-amount, one-time donation. 👍

Etien Yovchev is a co-founder and Chief Editor at The Recursive, online media dedicated to the emerging tech and startup ecosystems in Southeast Europe. He has told the stories of over 200 ventures from the region and aims to provide high-quality constructive reporting on the progress of the SEE innovation ecosystem, making sure that the stories of promising local founders reach global audiences. Etien holds a MSc degree in Innovation Management from RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam and has more than 4 years of experience in the commercialization of new products, having worked with many early-stage companies and a few corporate innovation departments across Bulgaria, The Netherlands, and the USA.