Code for Africa News Editor Jobs in Kenya

Code for Africa News Editor Jobs in Kenya

Contract: Contract / Casual

Status: Active

Job Information

Sectors: Media, Print and Publishing, Marketing and Advertising

Town/City: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Description

About Us

Code for Africa (CfA) uses technology and #OpenData to empower citizens.

We give citizens actionable information for better-informed decision making and digital tools to amplify their voices, so that they can hold the authorities (both governmental and corporate) to account.

About the Role

The successful candidates will join CfA’s transnational CivicSignal research team, to craft and manage the content production process and output for CfA’s content production teams.

These include iLab, our digital forensics investigative team, and PesaCheck, our fact-checking team, as well as the CivicSignal research team. Outputs take the form of research reports, briefing documents and presentations, among others.

As part of a multinational team within a growing organisation, you must be agile and able to thrive in a multicultural environment.

You will need to work easily with people from different backgrounds who may speak different languages.

Responsibilities

Managing the editorial production process and content diaries for CfA’s teams producing analytic and investigative reports.

Scheduling and running the weekly ‘insights diary’ used to shape CfA’s reports and investigative outputs.

Required

Demonstrable newsroom management skills in a mainstream media or equivalent digital publishing environment.

Strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrable aptitude for operationally managing multiple content production teams across countries.

Demonstrable ability to create team timelines and milestones with clear systems/processes.

A solid understanding of journalistic or other media-related production systems and workflow methodologies.

Digital workplace skill sets, including proficiency in collaborative digital work solutions such as Google Drive (Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.), Slack (or equivalents such as Teams), and project management tools like Trello (or equivalents).

An understanding of media ecosystems and/or digital advocacy and/or digital civic engagement.

Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present research insights and shape research outputs.

The ability to collaborate with a diverse set of multidisciplinary project stakeholders.

Experience in working with remote, distributed teams with agile methodologies.

Proactive, solutions-oriented approach to problem solving

Ability to work under tight deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills

Ability to work with minimal instruction in a teamwork environment

Strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills

High professional standards and ethics

Preferred

Competence in open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques, including data scraping, data mining and other intelligence gathering techniques.

Competence in computational linguistics, Natural Language Processing, and specifically the methodologies and tools offered by the MediaCloud.org platform.

Multiple languages, such as French, Arabic and other languages spoken in Africa.

Ensuring that reports, presentations and briefing documents are delivered on time by the relevant teams.

Ensuring that analytical and investigative outputs are aligned with organisational goals and lead to meaningful outcomes.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see: https://opportunities.codeforafrica.org/2022/11/03/news-editor-manage-a-pan-african-newsroom-that-fights-misinformation/

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