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AFP is hiring an India fact-check correspondent
AFP is seeking a reporter with strong digital investigation and precise writing skills to join its Delhi bureau to report on disinformation in India.
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 fake news.
The successful applicant will be required to write daily reports in English about disinformation in India.
The position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate India's underworld of online and digital mis/disinformation, whether that be on major social media platforms such as Facebook, discussion boards or encrypted chat apps. As such, the applicant must demonstrate an expertise in digital verification techniques and tools, as well as being able to easily detect fake news.
The role also requires an ability to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines. While the reporter will specialise in fact-checking, duties may also extend to other roles in the bureau depending on the demands of daily news coverage. Other media skills -- including in photography, video and graphics -- would also be valuable.
Candidates must have perfect Engllish and be fluent in Hindi, while other Indian languages would be an asset.
The role will start in March.
Please apply to email@example.com with a CV and a covering letter of less than 400 words explaining why you are interested in the job and suitable for it.