Position Description

Ethiopia: Fact-Checking Editor
Location To Be Determined
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Internews is looking for an experienced Editor to research, plan, develop and implements its Fact Checking Desk. The Editor will be responsible for the management and content of the desk, guiding the planning and research and editing the content of different platforms.

Internews is a very diverse organization globally. We value the perspectives that result from the inclusivity of different voices, and the foundation of our work is to support free and open communications between all people. We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We are an EEO employer and strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for any of our open positions.

The Editor will manage and supervise the analysts and media monitors to:

  • Create, produce, and manage high-quality content
  • Build relationships with journalists, editors, media heads as well as similar organizations and establish collaboration
  • Supervise the layout and curation of newsletters and Social media sites for better presence
  • Regularly check and track content
  • Proofread and edit materials
  • Track and analyze the reach of the content produced
  • Produce and present reports
  • Liaise with other staff members to propose better ways of coordinating the media monitoring outputs as well as reporting mechanisms
  • Based on media monitoring results, organize verification and fact checking trainings in Ethiopia.
  • Develop a fact-checking manual to be disseminated to newsrooms.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

The Editor is required to have:

  • Keen interest in and deep knowledge of Ethiopia and the political processes of the country
  • Fluency in Amharic. Knowledge of additional local languages is an asset.
  • Knowledge and good network of the media in Ethiopia
  • At least 6 years' previous work experience as an editor
  • Excellent proofreading, editing and copy writing skills
  • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • MA in journalism, communications, or similar relevant field

Level of Effort (LOE)

  • This is a 100% engagement with 40 hours commitment per week.

Timeframe of the assignment

  • The editor will be expected to start mid-July 2020, with an anticipated end date of mid-July 2021

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

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