Investigative Journalist

at Syria Direct
Published November 7, 2022
Location Berlin, Germany
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Investigative Journalist Consultant will be responsible for the delivery of a package of deliverables focused on housing, land and property (HLP) issues in northeastern Syria, including: one (1) podcast series (to be produced in English and Arabic), one (1) investigative report, and three (3) thematic reports. The candidate will be responsible for all expenses, including travel, lodging and other fieldwork costs incurred. (Only voiceovers, music, graphic design, translation, and other external costs will be covered by Syria Direct.) The Investigative Journalist will work in close collaboration with our Senior Editors.

PODCAST (1):

Draft podcast script (in English or Arabic) on an HLP-related topic approved by the Editorial Team. (This includes interviews/testimonies, contextual information for the narration, and production and editing.)
Incorporate edits from the Editorial Team for final draft.
Produce the original and translated versions of the podcast series.
Disseminate podcast series with networks in parallel to dissemination via Syria Direct’s platforms.
IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION (1):

Pitch and plan an HLP-related in-depth investigation with the Editorial Team.
Conduct interviews, research and collect/analyze data or documents to draft the in-depth investigation.
Incorporate edits from the Editorial Team for final draft.
Disseminate in-depth investigation with personal networks in parallel to dissemination via Syria Direct’s platforms.
THEMATIC REPORTS (3):

Pitch topics for short-format (1,000-1,500 word) reports on HLP-related topics to the Editorial Team.
Report, research and collect data to draft thematic reports.

Education

An undergraduate degree, preferably related to journalism, multimedia, area studies, human rights or other relevant field

Experience

At least three years of journalism experience

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