CareerDeputy Editor, FactCheckHub

Deputy Editor, FactCheckHub

About FactCheckHub

The FactCheckHub is an initiative of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR) aimed at combatting misinformation in the society. Established in May 2020 with headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory -Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, we are an independent, impartial fact-checking organisation from Africa.

The FactCheckHub is a non-partisan platform for fact-checking with the primary aim of combating misinformation, disinformation, hoaxes and rumours about topical issues including COVID-19, elections, health and governance, among others.

We also monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major political and business players across Africa; be it in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews or press releases.

Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and technology to increase public knowledge and understanding on all public issues.

We are verified signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), Africa Facts Network and the Nigerian Fact-checkers’ Coalition (NFC).

Role: Deputy Editor (FactCheckHub)

We are looking for an amazing, curious, OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) Investigator/Analyst. You will expand and develop our world-class investigations team in Nigeria, working alongside the team lead. Candidates will be working with our readers, product, and data teams, as well as partners to translate data into actionable insights. We are looking for candidates who thrive in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment where there is opportunity to be at the intersection of journalism, technology and innovation. Candidates will be at the cutting edge applying analytical and verification skills to help our clients & partners gain new insights and most importantly enable our reading public imbibe a culture of verification and responsible information sharing.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts OSINT collection and analysis in support of investigations related to potential online threats, misinformation, disinformation, and/or influence/information operations
  • Authors written intelligence reports for internal use and/or publication.
  • Assist in the planning, development and execution of activities in support of emerging fact-checking projects
  • Utilizes requirements, directives, ancillary sources to obtain and disseminate intelligence related information from publicly available information (PAI)
  • Participates in the development of collection strategies, postures and plans related to customer needs
  • Prepares and presents briefings related to open source intelligence products/training opportunities for clients and potential customers

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent media work experience
  • Experience with open source intelligence collection, gathering and dissemination techniques, processes, and tools
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable fact-checking portfolio (Include links to published fact-checks in your application).
  • Strong customer services and interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers including our partners.
  • Desirably a good editorial judgement related to the collection and analysis of intelligence information
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills creative thinker with an ability to analyze a wide array of data
  • Has a keen eye for detail and applies “gut checks” to supplement fact-checking
  • Is tech-savvy (i.e., understands Google Tools for fact-checking and can easily work with Google Docs, Google Sheet etc)

We have a high editorial standard to ensure the content we publish meets and exceeds the expectations of our readers. Thus, please include any experience you feel would be relevant for your application.

Most importantly, if you have a keen eye for detail and apply common sense and critical thinking to your fact-checking process, we encourage you to apply.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/1iuLEQwWMSHWhGHJ9

Deadline for application submission: 30th March 2024

Must reside in Abuja, Nigeria