Ovis is on the verge of releasing ground-breaking technology that promises to allow fact-checkers globally to validate information in real time. We currently have five openings for the role of fact-checking advisor.
Join Ovis and build a better tomorrow.
The ideal candidate should have rich experience in fact-checking and will serve as an advisor to Ovis. The candidate should also be able to conduct high-quality research, be interested in social listening techniques, and have an interest in verification work as well as understanding the basics of editorial fact-checking. The advisor should also be able to recommend best practices and strategies to standardize and perfect the Ovis fact-checking process. The role is entirely virtual. While Ovis uses blockchain-based technology, the ideal candidate does not need to know about this technology or cryptocurrency in order to be successful.
3+ years of experience in journalism
Advanced understanding of verification and fact-checking
Advanced understanding of social listening techniques
Advanced knowledge of editorial fact-checking
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Proactive, self-motivated, well organized, thoughtful, and assertive
Effective time management skills and the ability to work across organizational boundaries
Excellent problem-solving skills
In this role you:
Standardize and perfect the Ovis fact-checking process
Advise the technology team on fact-checking requirements and process flow for the Ovis media platforms which, allows fact-checkers to come to a consensus in real-time
Advise the chief technology officer (CTO) on what you believe the technology should do.
Fact-check 15 stories in 90 days.
Must have either KSJ certification, comparable certificate, or have at least 3 years of experience
Excellent English writing abilities
Able to work under pressure independently, adapt as needed, and meet deadlines
Be part of creating journalism 2.0: Get in on the ground floor of a diverse team that is creating a new paradigm - one that is reinventing the news and information gathering process to restore the public’s trust in news media
Enjoy direct access to our chief technology officer (CTO): Be part of the leadership team that advises the CTO on how to build public accountability into the fact-checking process
Become a Global Thought Leader: As Ovis grows & shakes up the corporate media world, our advisory team of fact-checkers will become globally recognized as the thought leaders in the world of trusted, verifiable, and accountable information
Deepen your understanding of fact-checking, misinformation, and social listening
Strengthen your systems thinking and ability to collaborate across different groups and roles
Enrich your communication capabilities by distilling complex information gathered from multiple sources into clear messages and actions
Build Your Resume: Gain unique experience as a critical member of the advisory team that is reinventing the future of journalism
The application process
Fill out the application form on our website
Write a short cover letter (optional), no more than 500 words, explaining your background, interest in doing fact-checking work, and what you are expecting to learn/develop while working at Ovis
Ovis is on a mission to restore the public’s faith in journalism. We believe the truth, transparency, and accountability are the cornerstones of a well-functioning democracy, and that an honest, objective, fact-driven, free press is vital to any democracy’s success. Ovis values truth, accountability, transparency, equality, diversity, and democracy. We believe that when all these values work in harmony, our community will thrive both socially and economically.
Ovis is on a mission to restore the public’s faith in journalism. We believe the truth, transparency, and accountability are the cornerstones of a well-functioning democracy, and that an honest, objective, fact-driven, free press is vital to any democracy’s success.
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