Burmese Digital Verification Journalist

Agence France-Presse
  • Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 25

Position description

AFP, one of the world’s leading news agencies, is seeking a Bangkok based digital verification journalist with strong digital investigation and precise writing skills to fight against mis/disinformation in Myanmar.

The role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of AFP’s fast-growing fact-checking network, which has seen it take a leading role in the global fight against mis/disinformation.

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.

While the journalist will specialise in fact-checking, duties will also extend to other reporting roles in the bureau depending on the demands of the daily news coverage.

The successful candidate will contribute to the fight against mis/disinformation and will have undertaken digital verification training.

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

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