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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.