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Fact-Checking Advisor

Job description

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.


Position Description:

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.



Desired Qualities:

  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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


Growth Opportunities:

  • 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


About Us:

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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