• Economist Newspaper Fact-Checker

    Job Locations United States-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-6177
    Function
    Editorial
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from The Economist Newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

     

    Currently, our New York Bureau is seeking a Fact-Checker who will work closely with our Editorial research team fact-checking all print and on-line content of The Economist Newspaper. We are seeking a skilled fact-checker with the ability to validate the factual accuracy of all content ensuring brand identity and editorial integrity.

     

    Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your skills as they relate to this position. Applicants should respond no later than December 30th, 2019.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

    • Fact-check all print and on-line content of The Economist newspaper
    • Meticulously read for accuracy all the articles, checking facts, figures and grammar
    • Adhere to tight deadlines managing time accordingly
    • Work collaboratively with journalists, editors and sources to insure that all content is accurate

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Previous experience working within digital or print media (time in internship roles will apply)
    • A general interest in current affairs, business and finance, politics and information
    • A high-level of numeracy and literacy coupled with excellent time management skills
    • Attention to detail is essential as well as strong writing and proofreading skills
    • Must be able to manage independent research projects
    • Must be able to confirm details with sources without changing or altering content
    • A self starter with the flexibility to work on multiple projects independently
    • An understanding of current affairs and American politics
    • An understanding of journalism standards and ethics

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