25 April 2024 | 02:25 AM

AmaBhungane is hiring!

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Editorial coordinator

We are an independent non-profit newsroom that develops investigative journalism – a public interest task that promotes free, capable media and open, accountable, just democracy.

We do so via:

Investigations: Developing best practice by doing stories that are accurate and fair, advance methods and standards, expose wrongdoing and empower people to hold power to account.

Investigations support: Helping others do it too via editorial collaboration and training.

Advocacy: Campaigning, exercising laws and litigating to help secure the information rights – access to information and media freedoms – that are the lifeblood of our field.

We are based in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and publish via www.amabhungane.org and a range of publication partners.

We are seeking to appoint an editorial coordinator – who will lead, manage, and have impact across amaB’s range of activities – working closely with the managing partner and the editorial team, as well as with coordinators in the operating, digital, and advocacy portfolios. 

This is a management role. 

Purpose: Provide editorial and organisational leadership and mentorship •  Support the managing partner on editorial functions • Support the managing partner and operating coordinator on organisational sustainability • Complement the activities within the advocacy and digital portfolios • Produce stories too • As a management role, oversight of all amaB’s areas of work and functions, including investigations support. 

Key deliverables: Triage (story selection), story development/management and forensic editing – in collaboration with the managing partner  • Produce investigative stories too • Provide input into advocacy, digital and operating portfolios • Assist with overall managerial oversight of the organisation, including investigations support, as part of the management team •  Assist the managing partner and operating coordinator where necessary with fundraising, financial administration and compliance.

Applicants must: Proven track record in investigative journalism, editing and newsroom management • Be a team player and mentor • Have a fair grasp of organisational administration, including compliance and financial administration • 

The successful applicant will ideally be based in Johannesburg and report to the managing partner. 

A competitive remuneration package is offered. Individuals from a previously disadvantaged background are encouraged to apply.

Please email your CV and a short letter of motivation to nomagugun@amabhungane.org by the close of business, 1 October 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Before joining the amaBhungane team in 2017, Micah was the national coordinator for media freedom and diversity at the Right2Know Campaign. He holds a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and a BA Honours in History from Wits University.

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