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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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.
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    Insights Editor

    About the Role:

    The successful candidates will join CfA’s transnational iLAB digital forensic team, to craft and manage the content production process and output for the iLAB 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. The role also will involve the ability to multitask as a writer, an editor and publisher. Developing cutting edge contents like dossiers that speak directly to the actions and advocacy needed. It is intended that the role will help shape the skills of other team members to enable them to become better writers and storytellers.  

    Responsibilities:

    • Managing the editorial production process and content diaries for the iLAB producing analytic and investigative reports.
    • Scheduling and running the weekly ‘insights diary’ used to shape iLAB  reports and investigative outputs.
    • 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.

    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
    • The basics – research, reporting, grammar, Associated Press style – are priorities in writing. .

    Preferred:

    • Competence in open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques, including data scraping, data mining and other intelligence gathering techniques.
    • Multiple languages, such as French, Arabic and other languages spoken in Africa.

    Closing: 15  August 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Code for Africa (CfA) on opportunities.codeforafrica.org to apply

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