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Burmese Digital Verification Journalist

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Agence France-Presse

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Bangkok

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is seeking a Bangkok-based Burmese digital verification journalist with strong digital investigation and precise writing skills to fight against mis/disinformation in Myanmar.

As a Burmese digital verification journalist, the successful applicant will be required to write fact-check reports in English and in Burmese about mis/disinformation circulating in the region. From time to time, he/she will also be encouraged to pitch and write stories on mis/disinformation for the wire.

In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

Preferred experience
  • The position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate online mis/disinformation and demonstrate expertise in digital verification techniques and tools and a good understanding of major social media platforms — including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and encrypted chat apps
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary, as an ability to multitask
  • Candidates must have excellent English and be fluent in both spoken and written Burmese, while other regional languages would be an asset
  • The ideal candidate will need to show abilities to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines
  • Other media skills — including in photography, video and graphics — would also be valuable
How to apply

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