Summary

FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a Spanish-language Journalist to work on a term-limited, grant-funded project that aims to counter online health and vaccine misinformation that targets Latinx communities. Fully remote candidates will be considered and relocation to Philadelphia will not be required.

Description

FactCheck.org is an influential and nationally-prominent political and public policy website with a wide readership both on the web and in partnership with major news organizations that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players. SciCheck, a subproject of FactCheck.org, focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims made by partisans to influence public policy. The Spanish-language Journalist (SLJ) will write articles about topics such as COVID-19, therapeutics available to treat it, and vaccination; will translate pieces on health topics into Spanish; and will work with others to encourage journalistic outlets to carry these pieces.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a BA or BS degree (master’s degree or PhD with an academic background in natural science preferred) with 5 years of related
  • experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Have professional experience writing for audiences in both English and Spanish (a minimum of 3-5 years preferred).
  • Be familiar with the online and print US Spanish-language media landscape.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English.
  • Have an ability to develop contacts at Spanish-language media outlets and successfully build partnerships with those publications.
  • Have good social media and communication skills.

Position Length

This posting is for a one-year, term-limited, grant-funded position, with possible continuation dependent on both performance and continued grant funding.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the original posting link at the University of Pennsylvania’s career site. Resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) required (clicking the “upload” button at the bottom of the My Experience page in the application process will allow you to attach multiple documents). If you are a recent graduate, your application should include overall GPA, GPA by field, related courses taken, and a description of your academic research and academic writing experience.