Job Opportunity with FAKTOJE ‐ The First Albanian Fact-Checking media organization

Apply immediately, but no later than August 29, 2020 

FAKTOJE   is a new organization that fact-checks the veracity of promises, statements, and actions by public officials (or private entities profiting from public funds); and then tells the public the truth.

Faktoje invites applications by Albanian experts for the position of 2 (two) Journalists of the fact checking service.

POSITION: JOURNALIST

Main purpose of the JOB

The journalist will be responsible for gathering information, selecting statements/declarations to be fact-checked and producing news items/articles, within the principles laid down by the IFCN.

 

  Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Producing multimedia fact-checking stories (text, photo, video) covering mainly (but not limited to) political/governance, social, economic, gender, environment issues including creating engaging graphics, images, and video content;
  • Gathering information online (desktop research) and offline (interviews, press conferences, etc.);
  • Following current events, be able to spot a story/statement to fact check;
  • Pitching story ideas to the editorial team;
  • Staying up to date with privacy, contempt and defamation laws;
  • Staying up to date with the national, state and local media, social and political environment, international news and events;
  • Maintaining objectivity;
  • Facilitating online conversations with the audience

 Key Requirements:

 

  • Master degree in Journalism or related fields.
  • At least three to five years of experience as a journalist in Albania.
  • Good interpersonal skills and group or teamwork skills;
  • Multimedia skills (audio/ video recording and editing) highly desirable;
  • Skills in computer programs for editing, website and social media management skill
  • Willingness to work full time and flexible hours;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Albanian and English;
  • Solid IT skills including use of online communication and social media tools.

Preferred skills and attributes  

  • Have excellent grammar and spelling skills
  • Have an eye for detail and be very accurate in their work
  • Have imagination and good visual sense
  • Have good IT skills, including knowledge of word processing and design programs
  • Have leadership skills and the ability to be diplomatic and fair
  • Be able to give clear, accurate instructions
  • Understand their target audience
  • Have good organizational skills
  • Be able to make decisions
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Be prepared to work long hours if required.
  • Participating in team meetings, capacity building trainings, as necessary.
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset;

To apply: Please send (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three referees:

silvagjermeni@faktoje.al