THE FOUNDATION FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM (FIJ), an independent, not-for-profit organization, that combats injustice, holds power to account and speaks for the voiceless, has vacancies for five editorial and administrative positions.
The deadline for submission of applications is May 30 and all successful candidates would have been contacted by Friday, June 11, 2021.
The vacant positions, requirements and remunerations announced in a series of tweets by the organization on Monday are as follows:
A journalist to oversee our editorial operations and give direction to our expanding newsroom of text and multimedia journalists. Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage.
NEWS AND FEATURE EDITOR
A journalist whose job will be to supervise our coverage of social justice developments.
Must have done journalism before but the length of experience is immaterial. Must have a mastery of the English language and must be able to spot big headlines buried somewhere in the body of a reporter’s piece.
Remuneration: #250,000 monthly (net)
Journalists who have the skills to handle all aspects of production on their own, acting as reporter, cameraman and editor.
Remuneration is #200,000 monthly (net).
Candidates must possess the know-how or experience of ensuring compliance with project goals.
Remuneration: #200,000 monthly (net).
Must possess the know-how or experience of ensuring compliance with project goals. Remuneration: #200,000 monthly (net).
Aspiring journalists but good writers who have completed or are on the verge of completing tertiary education.
Priority will be given to female applicants- as we are trying to achieve gender balance in our newsroom as well as candidates with multimedia skills.
Candidates for ALL the positions must be people who genuinely still believe in Nigeria despite all the odds and are convinced journalism has a critical role to play in the emergence of the country of our dreams.
They all must have a passion to fight injustice and must be people of courage and conviction
All roles are in Lagos.
Applicants for the roles of Editor, News and Feature Editor, Programmes Officer, M&E Officer and Intern should send their CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cover letter is unnecessary but the position applied for should be stated.
CVs must contain links to three of their stories published in the last two years and an essay of no more than 500 words on the topic- Watchdog – Not Watched Dog.
Applicants for video journalist positions should send a cover letter and a CV that includes links to their three biggest documentaries.
All emails should name the position being applied for, in the ‘Subject’ line.
Founded by ‘Fisayo Soyombo, award-winning investigative journalists, in June 2020, FIJ seekss “to uncover the truth by bypassing officialdom and neutralizing propaganda, and making it accessible to the public in a way that eases and influences their everyday decision making.”