Viewfinder:Investigative reporter

Viewfinder
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 18 December, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Viewfinder is an accountability journalism unit that does long-term investigations into abuses of power which impact on the public interest, specifically as it relates to the need for equality and re-dress, in South Africa. Our flagship project aims to expose the underpinnings of police brutality and non-accountability in SA. Viewfinder is a Cape Town-based organisation but this position can be based anywhere in the country.

Viewfinder seeks to appoint an Investigative reporter to be based in South Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside Viewfinder editor to execute predefined investigative reporting briefs on police brutality and oversight failures in South Africa
  • Prospect new avenues for investigation, develop story briefs and pitches, conduct investigations, and produce compelling, evidence-based and impact-orientated journalism

Must haves: 

  • Five years experience as a reporter
  • A strong portfolio, which demonstrates a track record of impactful reporting on social justice issues in South Africa
  • An appreciation for the basics of good investigative reporting: source development, securing access to open-sources and hidden records.
  • A knack for field reporting, good writing and story-telling (to demonstrate the human stories behind the abuses of power that your investigations expose)
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Drivers license

Attributes that are a plus:

  • An understanding of the criminal justice system in SA
  • A background in data science and analysis

Apply

Send your CV along with a cover letter, and three examples of work that you are most proud of to editor@viewfinder.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about Viewfinder, refer to http://viewfinder.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
South Africa

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