Viewfinder: Engagement reporter

Viewfinder
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
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 South Africa.
 
Position: Engagement reporter
 
Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an audience engagement strategy to reach the people directly impacted by the issues we investigate. Ensure that our reporting is informed by their stories, perspectives and needs.
  • Develop and implement an impact strategy for our journalism, which engages the segments of our audience with the power to bring about change on the issues we investigate.
  • Repackage Viewfinder’s investigative findings as innovative multimedia and other content to reach and engage new audiences.
  • Manage Viewfinder’s social media and digital presence and grow our online audience.

Must haves: 

  • Five years experience working in community based journalism, campaign management or audience engagement in the civil society or media sector.
  • Strong networking abilities, and able to relate to and engage audiences across the social and economic spectrum of news consumers in SA.
  • Digital and social media savvy.

Attributes that are a plus:

  • Ability to produce multimedia content

Apply:

  • Send your CV along with a cover letter which outlines your relevant experience and what you hope to bring to this position to editor@viewfinder.org.za

Deadline:

  • Applications close at midnight on 18 December 2020.

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