Deadline: 15 August, 2022

Location: Africa

The Centre for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) is seeking to fill the role of Africa Editor.

The CCIJ is an award-winning nonprofit that brings together investigative reporters, data scientists, and visual storytellers to carry out ongoing investigations into key global issues.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate story submissions and work with commissioned journalists throughout the editing process
  • Work closely on stories with CCIJ colleagues responsible for photographs/videos, data, and data visualisation and editing
  • Help establish a network of emerging and established African journalists who can be commissioned for stories
  • Provide mentorship and training workshops to build capacity amongst the CCIJ network member journalists
  • Promote the work of CCIJ and commissioned journalists
  • Keep a running list of possible story ideas
  • Contribute to grant applications, where needed

Requirements

  • Experience in seeking, evaluating, and commissioning impactful investigative stories
  • Ability to work with journalists to find a compelling angle to support a story, even when it appears to be lacking
  • Experience in overseeing all aspects of the editorial process, from pre-meeting to editing the drafts, to working with the copy editor to fact-check stories
  • Knowledge of a wide range of accessible data and visualisation tools
  • Commitment to collaborate with visual storytellers, data scientists, and the CCIJ core team across time zones, languages, and cultures

To apply and for more information, click here.

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