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English-language fact-check reporter

AFP is seeking a fact check reporter with strong digital investigation and precise writing skills to join its Manila bureau to report on disinformation in the Philippines.

 

  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Deadline for applications: April 30, 2021
  • Location: Manila
  • Asia Pacific region

 

THE JOB

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 disinformation.

The position requires an agile journalist who can easily navigate online disinformation, and demonstrate an expertise in digital verification techniques and tools.

The reporter will be expected to locate and debunk misinformation circulating on a variety of social media platforms, including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, as well as encrypted messaging apps.

The role also requires an ability to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom and meet tight deadlines.

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

 

THE COMPANY

AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 151 countries, AFP is also a world leader in digital verification. With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics.

 

APPLICATIONS

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to: recruitment.hkg@afp.com