Africa Check got a bit popular in this market for its story correcting (another) of Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai’s incorrect (some people would say wild) claims – this time about Kaduna’s gold deposits.
Founded in 2012, many news platforms across the country have come to respect them for the important, and rare work that they are doing checking facts (text, photo, everything) across the continent.
It started from South Africa, has gone to Kenya, then Senegal and now is setting up proper (even if limited) operations in Nigeria.
It is now looking for a full-time Nigeria Editor.
This is its pitch:
People across the continent make decisions every day on the best evidence available to them. Often that information is misleading or just plain wrong. Our award-winning reports are published on our site and republished in wider media, revealing the truth behind the claims and keeping politicians honest.
In addition to our online reports, we also run a regular fact-checking programme on radio in South Africa, and will launch this in Senegal later this month.
We also operate training programmes and awards schemes across the continent, and are reaching out to communities via a new outreach programme.
What do they want? 3 things stand out.
They want Steve Jobs.
They want someone non-partisan. So this will be a long search (or a short one, since lying is an essential part of the global recruitment process).
They also want someone with at least 10 years experience. We have an issue with that (BudgIT, for example, is in essence the same organization and is run by people who have less than 10 years work experience each), but it’s their organization abi?
So if you want it, here’s a link.
You have two weeks.