AmaBhungane is hiring – investigative journalist(s)

The M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane) is a non-profit company that develops investigative journalism in the public interest. We do best-practice, agenda-setting investigative stories and plough back through skills transfer and information rights advocacy.

In April 2016, amaBhungane will relaunch as Southern Africa’s pre-eminent independent centre for investigative journalism, publishing via a range of digital and print platforms.

If you have what it takes to expose wrongdoing and hold power to account in a rapidly-changing media and socio-political environment, join amaBhungane for the adventure that lies ahead!

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST(S)

Any applicant must: 

  • have at least five years’ reporting experience and a track record of agenda-setting investigative breaks 
  • have a solid grasp of the ethical and legal requirements of the field 
  • be an excellent writer 
  • have a passion for truth and justice and be guided by the public interest 
  • be a self-motivator who can work both independently and as member of a team 
  • have a driver’s licence valid in SA

Attributes that will be a plus: 

  • proofreading and copy editing skills 
  • new-generation investigative competencies: data management etc 
  • an understanding of financial statements and concepts 
  • multimedia competencies 
  • a solid grasp of social media 
  • an understanding of the rapidly changing media environment 

A competitive remuneration package is offered.
Individuals from a previously disadvantaged background are encouraged to apply.

Please email your CV, a short letter of motivation and two or three examples of previous work to [email protected] by January 15, 2016. The CV, letter and examples should speak to the above criteria. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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