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AFP hiring Bengali-language fact-check reporter and editor

AFP is seeking a fact check reporter and an editor with strong digital investigation and precise writing and editing skills in English and Bengali to join its team reporting on disinformation across South Asia.

 

The focus will be on Bangladesh, and at least one of the two posts will be based in Dhaka. 

 

The roles are 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 fake news.

The reporter position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate online disinformation, whether that be on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and discussion boards or encrypted chat apps.

The editor role requires a precise, detail-oriented editor with experience of digital verification techniques and tools, and the ability to easily detect fake news.

The roles also requires an ability to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines. While the positions will specialise in fact-checking, duties may also extend to other reporting roles in the bureau depending on the demands of the daily news coverage. 

Candidates must have excellent English and be fluent in Bengali, while other regional languages would be an asset. 

Please apply to recruitment.hkg@afp.com with a CV and a covering letter of less than 400 words explaining which position you are interest in, and why you are suitable for it.