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Investigations Editor

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: The Gecko Project

Deadline: 29/03/2024

Location: Remote

The Gecko Project is seeking to hire an experienced investigations editor to join them as they expand their investigations in Indonesia and globally.

The successful candidate will help manage a small team of reporters as they expose how officials and corporations exploit the environment for private gain.

Working under The Gecko Project’s editor, the investigations editor will play a central role at every stage of our editorial process: helping to decide which topics we pursue, assessing the strength and viability of investigations, guiding reporters as they find sources and delve into documents, deciding how best to tell stories, crafting copy, and helping to coordinate collaborations with partner publications.

  • Assess proposed investigations/story pitches, considering potential challenges, resource implications and impact.
  • Work with reporters to produce investigation plans.
  • Guide and mentor reporters as they carry out investigations.
  • Review documents, interview transcripts and other data to assist reporters in decision-making.
  • Commission and manage freelance reporters and other consultants.
  • Work with reporters to identify the best medium and format to tell the story.
  • Edit short articles, news features, analysis and explainers.
  • If in line with experience, produce video and/or audio.
  • If resources allow, pitch and carry out your own investigations.
  • Travel internationally to attend meetings.
  • Oversee fact checking.
  • Pitch investigations to partner organisations and manage collaborations.
Essential experience and skills
  • A minimum of three years’ experience overseeing investigations for a media organisation. That experience may be in print or broadcast.
  • Exceptional writing skills in English.
  • Ability to edit concise, accurate and appealing copy.
  • A passion for journalism that holds power to account.
  • A desire to help build the organisation.
Desirable experience and skills
  • Experience in collaborative journalism projects and/or cross-border investigations.
  • Experience working internationally (i.e. in a country other than your home country).
  • Language skills, particularly Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Experience with researching/reporting on climate policy and/or business.
  • Experience in video production.
What they offer
  • Work with a team of experts committed to high-quality reporting on issues of global importance.
  • A commitment to helping grow your experiences and skill set, and to advance your career.
  • We are open to discussing flexible working hours/arrangements.
  • Fixed-term one-year contract, to be renewed subject to funding.
  • Salary of up to £60,000 per annum, to be adjusted depending on location.
How to apply

The application deadline for this position is March 29, 2024. To learn more about this position and apply, please click here.

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