Africa Check, the continent’s first independent fact-checking website, is seeking a researcher/journalist to join our Johannesburg-based team.

Job description:

Identifying important claims in public debate to be fact-checked, undertaking research to verify or debunk them and then writing up your findings in an easily understandable way.

Acting as a spokesperson for Africa Check.


Please apply if you:

  • Have a well-honed nonsense detector
  • Devour the news
  • Are impartial
  • Have superb numeracy and analytical skills
  • Are able to explain complex issues in simple language – in media interviews, too
  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ workplace experience in either media or academia


  • Specialist subject knowledge (for example, in health, economics, statistics)
  • Fluency in an African language/French


What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Lots of opportunity for learning and growth
  • Cake club on Wednesdays
  • Beautiful view of the Nelson Mandela bridge


Send a CV with a cover letter explaining why you would be ideal for the position to by Friday 28 September. In your letter, suggest a claim in the news that should be fact-checked and why you think it matters. (Subject line of email must be “Application: Fact-Checker’’)