The Vienna Review is Austria’s premium English-language newspaper, appearing monthly, ten times a year.

The VR is looking for writers based in Vienna, and Central and Eastern Europe

  • to report and analyse current affairs, and social and cultural trends in the region
  • to review the arts, restaurants, nightlife, and architecture
  • to review books from or about the region

The VR is a writers’ paper. Its monthly production schedule allows for in-depth research and top-quality journalism, criticism, and feature writing. We pay our writers per article, on a freelance basis.

Before you apply, please explore the website and familiarise yourself with the VR style and its strong focus on reportage: using the techniques of fiction in the service of fact.

Please send your cover letter and writing samples to

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