Ethiopia: Fact-Checking Editor

Internews

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

Internews is looking for an experienced Editor to research, plan, develop and implement 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.

The Editor will manage and supervise the analysts and media mentors to:
-Create, produce, and manage high-quality content;
-Build relationships with journalists, editors, media heads as well as similar organizations; 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 mentoring 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;
-Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

Qualifications

-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.

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