Marija Simanić-Arnautović began her career as a journalist in the Balkans region in 1998. From 2002 to 2003, she worked as an editor for the Montenegrin News Agency (MINA). From 2003 to 2004, she was a journalist and television news editor for Sarajevo Canton Television. Since then, she has worked in the Sarajevo office for Radio Free Europe as a journalist, reporter and news editor and serves as a magazine editor and host for Radio Free Europe’s TV Liberty.