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GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for a half-time African French Editor who will oversee our social media, outreach, and training in Francophone Africa. Applicants must be based in sub-Saharan Africa, have a solid understanding of investigative and data journalism, be well-versed in social
media, and adept at working across multiple digital platforms.
The position reports to our global French editor, but the successful candidate can be based anywhere in the region with a strong broadband connection. GIJN is an association of 184 organizations in 77 countries dedicated to spreading and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This position is aimed at strengthening and building networks and organizations of investigative journalists in French-speaking Africa.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Strengthen regional investigative journalism networks through the development and support of investigative journalism in Francophone Africa.
- Aggregate and distribute content relevant to investigative journalists in the region— including information on investigative tools, techniques and methodology, award-winning and other enterprising stories, fellowships and grants, and conferences and training — using social media and newsletters.
- Serve as GIJN’s representative at regional conferences and other events in the African Francophone journalism community.
- Facilitate and moderate discussion among GIJN followers on social media.
- Answer or refer research queries from the region’s investigative journalism community.
- As time allows, assist with various GIJN tasks such as conference preparation and training workshops.
- Must be based in a sub-Saharan African, French-speaking country (not North Africa).
- Five to 10 years experience as a professional journalist and a solid understanding of investigative and data journalism.
- Excellent French writing and speaking skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English;
- Experience managing social media.
- Passionate about the practice and sustainability of investigative journalism in the region and dedicated to building a vibrant network of African investigative journalists.
- Outstanding communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work remotely in a global, cross-cultural team.
- The successful candidate will be self-motivated, with an ability to meet deadlines and have experience working with multiple digital platforms.
Salary: We’re a nonprofit but we pay a living wage. Salary will depend on your
experience and location.