DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 ― Africa Check, Africa’s first fact-checking and verification platform is looking to engage the services of experienced freelance fact-checkers (journalists and researchers).
These freelance fact-checkers are to identify dubious and potentially harmful claims made and published on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
The freelance fact-checkers will then research each claim to determine its veracity using online resources and by consulting experts, and write a brief high-quality report on their findings
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Three years’ experience in fact-related fields such as media, research and academia.
- Excellent writing skills and the ability to explain complex issues in simple language.
- Ability to work at speed to tackle claims as they go viral on social media.
- Strong numeracy, analytical and research skills.
- Well-honed nonsense detector
- Passion for news.
- Ability to think and act impartially
- Attention to detail
- Resilient self-starter who takes ownership of their work while collaborating with a larger team.
- Fluency in an African language and/or French would be advantageous, as would be experience in working across diverse geographies and cultures.
Interested applicants are to submit their CVs with a cover letter and links to five recent works examples to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2020, with the subject line: “Application freelance fact-checker”.
Should you not hear from Africa Check within two weeks from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
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