Digital Verification Journalist
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AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 151 countries, AFP also is a world leader in digital verification. With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics.
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AFP is seeking a digital verification journalist with strong digital investigation and precise writing skills to join its Islamabad bureau to report on disinformation in Pakistan.
The role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of AFP’s fast-growing fact-checking network, which has seen it take a leading role in the global fight against disinformation.
The successful applicant will be required to write fact-check reports in English about disinformation circulating in Pakistan and across South Asia. From time to time, he/she will also be encouraged to pitch and write stories on misinformation for the wire.
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 specialise in fact-checking, duties will also extend to other reporting roles in the bureau depending on the demands of the daily news coverage.
The successful applicant will contribute to the fight against misinformation and ensure he/she is trained in the various methods of online verification. Online training is available here
The position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate online disinformation and demonstrate expertise in digital verification techniques and tools and a good understanding of major social media platforms — including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and encrypted chat apps
Excellent writing and editing skills, good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary, as an ability to multitask
Applicants will need to show abilities to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines
Other media skills — including in photography, video and graphics — would also be valuable
Applicants must have excellent English and be fluent in both spoken and written Urdu, while other regional languages would be an asset
Please send your CV and Cover Letter of no more than 400 words explaining why you are interested in the job and suitable for it by clicking on Apply.
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 in order to preserve the wealth of profiles, cultures and languages that constitute the strength of our network.