This is a half-time position with the nonprofit Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), based at the Wits University Journalism Programme in Johannesburg.

GIJN is an association of 128 organizations in 58 countries dedicated to spreading and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This position is aimed at strengthening and building networks and organizations of investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, and to tie these efforts to the 2016 Africa Investigative Journalism Conference and 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference. This is a joint project of GIJN and the Wits Journalism Programme.

Work duties include:

  • Aggregate, produce, and distribute content relevant to investigative journalists in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Obtain content from GIJN’s various platforms and from sources across Africa, including information on such topics as investigative tools, techniques and methodology, award-inning and other enterprising stories, fellowships and grants, and conferences and training.
  • Distribute content via social media, a GIJNAfrica webpage on, and other media as appropriate.
  • As time permits, help on other GIJN tasks, such as conference preparation and training workshops.
  • Answer occasional research queries from GIJN members.

Requirements: Applicants should have at least two years of work as a professional journalist and have a thorough understanding of investigative and data journalism. Skill at running a social media campaign is essential. He or she will need strong organizational skills and the ability to work remotely in a global, cross-cultural team. The successful candidate also will be self-motivated with good communication skills and an ability to meet deadlines.

Send resume and cover letter to with subject heading GIJN Africa Editor by April 22, 2016.