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Job ID: 2017 - 671FC Position Title: Reporter/Fact Checker
Location: Washington DC
Technologist is a fast growing professional services provider to the Federal Government. We are looking for talented and motivated professionals interested in an opportunity to positively influence our clients and further grow your personal capabilities and experiences.
The Individual will have experience in international news reporting and foreign affairs experience in digital publishing. The individual will conduct extensive research, write analytical news reports for the web, and post/edit copy on social media. The Reporter/Fact-Checker will make recommendations on reports; analyze statements; confirm the validity of those statements and post to social media while evaluating text for accuracy/style. Individual will ensure all stories/posts shall include still images; audio; video and appropriate links.
The Individual shall demonstrate communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to work under tight deadlines. The individual shall have expert knowledge in popular social media platforms, and possess high standards of social media engagement and social analytics. The individual shall have the ability to adapt to new digital publishing and graphics editing software systems.
The Individual will perform intensive, in-depth research for special investigative journalism reports on disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally. The individual will thoroughly investigate foreign government statements, social media, and other sources for fact-checking (separating fact from fiction, adding context, and debunking lies) reports for publication on the web and associated social media sites.
• Must possess expert proficiency and fluency in English and Russian.
• The candidate should possess an extensive knowledge of Russia, its people, language, culture, institutions, and political situation.
• A minimum of two years in a broadcast news or journalism field desired.
To apply for this position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the Job ID and Position Title in your email.