Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

Fathm is working with a leading global public health institution on a pioneering initiative to combat health misinformation in Africa. We are hiring a creative social editor on a freelance basis to work with our team to support production and publishing of high-impact visual content that captures key fact-based health messages. The position is for an immediate start, working remotely, with the ideal candidate based in a country covered by this project (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, DRC). You would need to be available full-time Monday to Friday for an initial two-month contract, with the possibility of extension. Competitive freelance rate.

How to Apply

You must submit a CV, cover letter and links to recent samples of your produced and published work to, subject line Freelance Social Editor – Application.

Deadline: February 1, 2021.

Required Experience

  • Two to five years of social content editing & publishing expertise at major media house or marketing agency
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • A proven track record of working on editing content for social platforms
  • Ability to work flexibly within short deadlines in a changing environment with competing priorities
  • Share a results-oriented work ethic
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of online dissemination of information, via social media and digital channels.

Preferred Experience

  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese
  • Content production experience with journalistic, fact checking and anti-misinformation initiatives
  • Fluency in using Adobe Creative Suite, social publishing tools
  • Experience of remote collaboration

About Fathm

Fathm is an independent news lab and consultancy serving the news and media industry and its partners in a variety of core areas including journalism training, fighting misinformation, fact checking and newsroom transformation and innovation.

At Fathm we are committed to representing and improving the diversity of the communities and industries that we serve. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity in all of our endeavours and people interactions and do not discriminate on the basis of age, ability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or sexual identity.

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