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Job Opening – Social Media and Engagement Editor (8-Month Maternity Cover) [CLOSED]

Position: Social Media and Engagement Editor (8-month maternity cover from mid-January to mid-August 2021), Global Investigative Journalism Network

This job post is now closed.

Deadline: December 1, 2020

GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for an interim Social Media and Engagement Editor to aggregate and distribute investigative tips, tools and resources over GIJN’s outreach platforms daily. Duties include writing and posting on the organization’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, assisting in the copy and production of English newsletters, and expanding the reach of GIJN to journalism and related communities. The position is for eight months from mid-January to mid-August 2021, with possibility of extension. This is a full-time position. The successful candidate will work closely with GIJN’s Deputy Director and Digital Outreach Director.

GIJN is an association of 203 organizations in 80 countries dedicated to spreading and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This is a unique chance to be at the center of the global hub servicing the world’s investigative journalists at a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges.

Applicants must have a strong understanding of investigative journalism. Experience and skill with social media are a must. GIJN is a distributed nonprofit, and this is a remote position: the successful candidate can be based anywhere with a strong broadband connection.

GIJN is staffed by an extraordinary multicultural team based in 14 countries. You’ll work in a collaborative network that is having an impact every day on the front lines of journalism.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Aggregating and writing social media items, and distributing on social media the best available content on tools, methods, data sets, opportunities, and innovative practices in investigative and data journalism;
  • Promoting GIJN’s stories, resources, and events to relevant journalism and related organizations;
  • Growing the audience of GIJN’s social media platforms, and compiling reach and usage metrics;
  • Assisting in the copy and production of English newsletters;
  • As time allows, assist with other GIJN tasks such as conference preparation.


  • Applicants should have at least one year of demonstrated work in social media in a newsroom or journalism-related organization, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and a detail-oriented personality;
  • The ability to work remotely and comfortably in a global, virtual, highly diverse cross-cultural team;
  • Self-motivated with good communication skills;
  • Ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp and Canva is a plus;
  • Understanding of investigative and data journalism.

Location: Flexible. GIJN is a virtual nonprofit. You’ll need good, dependable broadband.

Salary: We’re a nonprofit but we pay a living wage. Salary will depend on your experience.

Note: GIJN is a strong believer in diversity and welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, or disability.

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