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16.08.2022 Featured WANTED at FIJ: News Impact Editor and Reporters

Published 16th Aug, 2022

By FIJ

The Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is inviting applications for five news impact reporters and an editor to man the News Impact Desk it is creating.

FIJ is creating the desk with Google’s support, after emerging one of the winners of the 2022 edition of the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge.

The desk is to be created as part of FIJ’s News Impact Project (NIP), an initiative that extends the value of news beyond “informing, educating and entertaining” to “positively impacting the society”.

FIJ’s NIP will allow the public leverage communication technology to use the media for social causes.

The candidates being sought will work to improve public access to the media for social justice reporting by manning a help desk for members of the public facing some form of social injustice, helping them to take advantage of communication technology to secure direct access to the newsroom.

Please see the positions and requirements below:

EDITOR

An experienced journalist to oversee the operations of the desk and give editorial direction to team members. Previous experience in a line editing role in the newsroom is the minimum requirement.

Remuneration: Negotiable

NEWS IMPACT REPORTERS

Reporters with a burning passion for using journalism to fight oppression and injustice. Entry-level applicants are welcome, but the ideal candidates must have done journalism before, regardless of length of experience. Must have a mastery of the English Language but do not necessarily need to have studied the language as a course.

Remuneration: Negotiable

LOCATION: All roles are in Lagos and are full-time. Not off-site, not hybrid.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should send their CVs to [email protected] A cover letter is unnecessary but the position applied for should be stated in the subject line. CVs must contain links to three of their stories published in the last two years, and an essay of no more than 500 words on the topic: ‘The Media as a Business, and as the People’s Voice: Finding the Balance’.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

Monday, August 22, 2022

If you haven’t been contacted by the last day of August, it means your application was unsuccessful.

Published 16th Aug, 2022

By FIJ

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