Viewfinder is an accountability journalism unit that does long-term investigations into abuses of power which impact on the public interest, specifically as it relates to the need for equality and re-dress, in South Africa. Our flagship project aims to expose the underpinnings of police brutality and non-accountability in SA. Viewfinder is a Cape Town-based organisation but this position can be based anywhere in South Africa.
Position: Engagement reporter
Develop and implement an audience engagement strategy to reach the people directly impacted by the issues we investigate. Ensure that our reporting is informed by their stories, perspectives and needs.
Develop and implement an impact strategy for our journalism, which engages the segments of our audience with the power to bring about change on the issues we investigate.
Repackage Viewfinder’s investigative findings as innovative multimedia and other content to reach and engage new audiences.
Manage Viewfinder’s social media and digital presence and grow our online audience.
Five years experience working in community based journalism, campaign management or audience engagement in the civil society or media sector.
Strong networking abilities, and able to relate to and engage audiences across the social and economic spectrum of news consumers in SA.
Digital and social media savvy.
Attributes that are a plus:
Ability to produce multimedia content