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Digital Forensics Reporter, Ukrainian Service, KYIV

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BUK8583-2201


We are looking for a Kyiv-based Digital Forensics Reporter to be responsible for research and investigation in a time of war conditions with disinformation, corruption, war crimes, cyberattacks and untold stories behind the scenes. You must be passionate for and have experience in digital investigative journalism using the best OSINT and forensic practices.

You must have a good eye for detail, in particular augmenting own idea with photos, videos, and background material. Digital Forensics Reporter will work autonomously but in the same time cooperate with other colleagues and report to Chief Digital Editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops the idea and builds a full story from scratch.
  • Verifying, fact-checking the information, debunking and pre-bunking misinformation.
  • Deep research of social media and resonant war topics.
  • Works with sources and experts.
  • If requested, takes on writing, editing, and production assignments.
  • Cooperates with other colleagues in creating complex stories.
  • Creates short forms for different platforms as well as long forms.

Requirements

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or related field or the equivalent in experience is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in digital journalism in news organization

Competencies:

  • Strong news judgment, attention to details and proved investigation/factchecking background is required.
  • Technical skills on verifying information.
  • Deep understanding of how social media and other open sources work.
  • Digital security awareness.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work various shifts, as assigned and on short notice.
  • Expected to work weekends and work from home, as and when required.
  • Familiarity with best digital investigation approaches.
  • Keen interest in the best practices and latest developments in digital journalism and also in pursuing innovative forms of storytelling as well as audience development across platforms.
  • A commitment to our mission, journalistic impartiality and integrity is a must.
  • Adherence to our professional standards and best practices is required.

Languages:

  • Ukrainian language - proficient level.
  • English language - proficient level.

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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