DIGITAL INVESTIGATION JOURNALIST, JERUSALEM (FIXED-TERM CONTRACT)

Fixed-term / Temporary(6 to 9 months)
Jerusalem
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Experience: > 5 years
Education: Master's Degree

Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

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AFP, one of the world’s leading news agencies, is seeking a digital investigation journalist with strong fact-checking and precise writing skills to join its Jerusalem bureau.

You will be responsible for reporting on misinformation and disinformation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of AFP’s rapidly growing digital investigation network, playing a leading role in combating misinformation globally.

Expertise in digital verification techniques (OSINT) and tools is a must, as is a keen interest in technology trends, including AI.

You will pitch and write about misinformation circulating in the region and assist the Jerusalem bureau in authenticating, geolocating, and analyzing photos and videos circulating online.

You will also verify the integrity of content on social media and spot the main trends and narratives, particularly on TikTok. You will be the point of reference in the region for his/her colleagues from AFP’s digital investigation global network, which has 150 journalists and publishes in 26 languages.

Misleading claims are often complex; verification work must be as clear, nuanced, and balanced as possible, according to the Agency’s editorial rules and the AFP fact-checking stylebook.

In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

While the journalist will specialize in fact-checking/verification, duties will also extend to other reporting roles in the bureau depending on the demands of the daily news coverage.

Post to filled as soon as possible


Preferred experience

The position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate online misinformation and disinformation. You will demonstrate expertise in digital verification techniques and OSINT tools, along with a good understanding of encrypted chat apps and major social media platforms, including Facebook, X, TikTok, and YouTube. 

Excellent writing and editing skills are a must, as are solid communication skills and an ability to multitask.

Candidates must have excellent English and be fluent in both spoken and written Hebrew & Arabic. Knowledge of French will be an advantage.

You will need to be able to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines.


Recruitment process

Please send a CV and cover letter of no more than 400 words explaining why you are interested in the job and suitable for it, to our email address, hrm.MENA@afp.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further steps in the recruitment process.

AFP is committed to equal opportunities and greater diversity within its teams. We therefore encourage all applications to preserve the wealth of profiles, cultures and languages that constitute the strength of our network.

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