In partnership with Paris-based non-profit Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), an international journalism standard, NewsGuard is expanding to Ukraine, to evaluate credible news sources.
Under the supervision of NewsGuard editorial staff, people involved in this project will engage with designated Ukrainian newsrooms to help them complete their JTI transparency reports, a first step toward their certification, as well as rate their news websites according to NewsGuard’s own methodology, based on nine apolitical criteria of journalistic practice. The project will help reliable newsrooms establish their credibility and transparency to advertisers, digital platforms, funders and tech companies, opening up new possibilities of financing for struggling media.
Ideal candidate qualifications
Their ideal candidate values accuracy, fairness, and journalistic rigor. They are looking for candidates (journalists, journalism students, researchers with knowledge of the media industry) who;
- Have college journalism experience or one to two years of industry or other relevant professional experience.
- Have excellent writing, reporting, and fact-checking skills with a strong eye for detail.
- Write simply and succinctly, avoiding jargon or flowery language.
- Speak and write fluently in Ukrainian and English.
- Have experience navigating social media platforms and apps for online disinformation.
- Consume and engage with news in various formats, ranging from podcasts and streaming services, to the digital versions of “legacy” news outlets.
- Be curious, thorough, and persistent, with the ability to ferret out information, such as a publication’s ownership or financial backing, through reporting and research.
- Approach the role in a determinedly apolitical, non-ideological manner.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Ukrainian media landscape, political and cultural issues.
How to apply
Interested applicants must send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.