WikiTribune is hiring: Brilliant fact checkers wanted


Jimmy Wales is looking for smart, inquisitive and keen fact checkers to join him in his quest to change the world (again!) with WikiTribune. Jimmy is seeking to hire brilliant fact-checking journalists with substantial understanding of the collaborative wiki world in order to fix the news.

Please send your CV/resume with a cover letter describing your passion for fact checking to [email protected]

Responsibilities:

  • Initiating and collaborating on neutral stories based on empirically provable statements by famous people (usually politicians) and other newsworthy figures, often on social media, but potentially from speeches, blog posts, news articles, etc.
  • Initiating and collaborating on neutral stories based on claims from existing news stories about which there are genuine questions of factuality.
  • Interacting multiple times daily with community members, engaging in factual discussions through WikiTribune’s platform and accepting relevant tasks from the community, such as advanced verification tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for neutrality, fact-checking, research and the wiki values.
  • Perfect mastery of English, and other language skills a plus.
  • Track record of understanding the values of neutrality and the wiki-based online community.
  • Ideally: deep experience editing Wikipedia or similar.
  • Academic research background is an advantage.
  • Journalism background isn’t necessary.

Location and working hours:

You can be located almost anywhere in the world and work from home. Or you can be located in London and work out of our office (or yet from home). Your working hours will depend partly on your time zone, and partly on our needs. We’re flexible and you should be too.

Salary:

Entry level position. Full-time or part-time, employee or contractor. Employment conditions are flexible and will be discussed individually.

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