How do you tell some of the world’s most important investigative news stories on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Whatsapp and other social platforms?
What videos would you create to tell a yearlong investigation that involves reporters from more countries than you’ve ever heard of speaking in languages you don’t understand?
If these questions have sparked an explosion of ideas inside your mind: you are the person for us.
ICIJ is hiring a social media wizard who understands the latest trends, memes, and knows all about the egg’s world record. Why? We want our stories to reach everyone, in different formats and we want fresh eyes to help us do that.
Who are we looking for?
You have to be passionate about social media. You need to know the latest trends, the last thing Zuckerberg put out on Facebook and be the person who tells the rest of the ICIJ team – who are hunkered down on investigations – everything that’s happening online.
You need to have a passion for storytelling. We tell big, complex, sometimes mind-blowing stories at ICIJ. This isn’t easy on social platforms: but it is a lot of fun.
You should be able to work with video. Video is a huge part of social media, and we want you to help us get better at it. You will work with our in-house video producer to help take long form videos and make them digestible for social. You’ll also get the chance to do some platform specific original reporting.
You should be independent, but also able to work in a team. ICIJ is all about collaboration: so you need to be an excellent communicator, effective collaborator and willing to work with colleagues and partners in different time zones, departments and languages (this might mean meetings at odd times of the day).
What can we offer?
Look, we’re not Buzzfeed. But we are an intelligent newsroom that wants to tell stories in new and exciting ways. Our small D.C. newsroom works with a global team of top-notch investigative reporters.
Let’s be upfront: this isn’t an investigative reporting position. But there will be opportunities to write, and work closely with our reporters in a variety of ways. And we will help you build your skills and work with you to progress your career.
You will be helping to mold the future of ICIJ. We want your ideas – the crazier the better – to help us make our important journalism even more successful.
Your skills and experience
This position will be based in ICIJ’s Washington, D.C. office. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
You are eligible to participate in the following ICIJ-sponsored benefit plans: health, dental and vision insurance. You will also be eligible for other ICIJ-sponsored benefit plans such as life and disability insurance, retirement, etc.
Ideally, send a social media post (you can choose the platform) telling us why you’re the person to help take ICIJ’s investigations to the world. And your resume! You don’t need to actually make this public, just pop the idea into any form of personal communication (we hear email is a thing these days) and we’ll take it from there.
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