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International Fact-checking Network seeks a misinformation & fact checking reporter

August 21, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The International Fact-checking Network is seeking an early-career reporter to write about the fact-checking community, trends in misinformation, and the innovative ways that journalists are improving the information ecosystem.

Your beat will be misinformation and the many ways fact-checkers work to debunk inaccurate messages. Some days you’ll look at trends in photo or video manipulation, or the latest in artificial intelligence. Other days you’ll report on how fact-checkers are covering elections in their home countries. We’ll ask you to write mini-profiles of fact-checking organizations around the world for the IFCN newsletter. The primary reporting goals are to help the fact-checking community understand its own diversity and impact, chronicle challenges and successes in the industry, and to help news consumers understand how fact-checkers do their important work of increasing accuracy in the news ecosystem.

The International Fact-checking Network (IFCN) is part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute; your stories will appear on and in the IFCN newsletter. Reporters for Poynter have gone on to positions at national news organizations and wire services, including The New York Times and AFP. This position can be based at Poynter offices either in Washington, D.C. or in St. Petersburg, Florida.

We’re looking for someone who can show a demonstrated interest in fact-checking and the misinformation beat. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Generally, this position is meant for someone with 1-5 years of professional journalism experience. 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.

Please send three reporting/writing samples, a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for this position to We will begin considering candidates as soon as applications are received.

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