March 28, 2023
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NEW JOB: Reuters Seeks Nigeria-based Fact-Checking Producer (Part-Time)

Reuters is looking for a journalist based in Nigeria with strong research and writing skills to join its dynamic fact-checking team. This part-time position involves identifying viral content relating to misinformation topics and writing comprehensive fact-check articles to establish the facts behind them. The post supports the Reuters fact-checking team in writing misinformation trend reports and works closely with the Nigeria bureau.   

The producer will report to the Digital Verification Editor with a dotted line to the Nigeria Bureau Chief. 

About the job

As a fact-checking producer, you will:

  • Work 20 hours a week on an exciting project that aims to tackle misinformation on social media 
  • Be deeply familiar with social media as a newsgathering tool and how misinformation travels online
  • Liaise closely with the Nigeria bureau and flag potential news articles about mis- and disinformation in the country
  • Proactively pitch fact-check articles addressing misinformation in Nigeria and beyond
  • Communicate fact-check findings in a manner that is clear, concise, and free from bias 
  • Be part of our global fact-checking team

About you

To be a fact-checking producer, you should:

  • Demonstrate an analytical approach and an ability to research and pitch independently 
  • Have at least three years of reporting and news writing experience
  • Write crisp and clean copy in English
  • Show a proven interest in current affairs and misinformation  
  • Show strong news judgment  
  • Be able to proactively identify emerging trends and misinformation on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, among others

Prior experience in social media newsgathering, OSINT, or fact-checking would be a clear advantage. This role may include occasional weekend shifts.

Please note, the deadline for applications is Wednesday, 15th March 2023.

What’s in it For You?

At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
  • Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching with an intensive training package. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days and a wellbeing scheme including private healthcare
  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.

About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news and sports news to professionals via the world’s media organizations, desktop terminals, industry events and directly to consumers.

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