Temporary, Freelance, Long-Term
US National – Telecommute
Location: remotely within the U.S.
PolitiFact, the country’s largest political fact-checking organization, is looking for a reporter to help us sort out fact from fiction during the 2020 election. PolitiFact is owned by The Poynter Institute.
Your primary responsibility will be to debunk misinformation being shared online. Some days you’ll be working to see if a photo or video is doctored. Others you’ll be debunking attacks lobbed against politicians in the news from suspicious groups. You’ll also be asked to help our readers understand complex U.S. policy discussions from foreign policy to immigration to constitutional law. And you’ll be asked to cover the political conventions and 2020 presidential debates.
This is a 1-year term position for 2020, and the candidate can work remotely within the United States.
We’re looking for someone with government or political reporting experience, or a background that includes fact-checking. We prefer someone who can quickly learn new content management systems (such as django) and understands social media.
We are committed to diversity and an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position.
PolitiFact won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 presidential election and is part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Our mission is to hold all politicians accountable for the claims they make, and to provide voters nonpartisan, accurate information.
Government & Politics , Social Media , News & Journalism , Reporter , Writing , Online Content