Opportunities at First Draft

First Draft is expanding CrossCheck, a global network of journalists, researchers and analysts working collaboratively to investigate and accurately report instances of mis- and disinformation, and campaigns of manufactured amplification. CrossCheck projects bring together multiple news organisations around the world, and First Draft will be supporting this work by opening a number of regional bureaus throughout 2019. These bureaus will be hosted by partner universities to help us achieve our mission of upskilling and providing real-world experience to the next generation of journalists via student newsrooms and other initiatives, designed in collaboration with university faculty. We are seeking people who are passionate about tackling the challenges associated with mis- and disinformation.

London
Near Kennington Park

New York City
The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY

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Sydney
The Centre for Media Transition, UTS

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Recruitment Policy

First Draft is working hard to build a diverse and inclusive team in each of our locations. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, identity or lifestyle. We actively encourage applications from individuals who may traditionally face barriers to entering the fields of journalism, research, product design and training, such as access to education or work experience.

Successful applicants will be offered a position based on their demonstrable knowledge, skills and interest in our work and overall mission. All First Draft employees will be expected to take an active role in maintaining a positive and supportive work environment, as part of a proud, unified, considerate and respectful team. Examples of this are a willingness to support and encourage the professional development of colleagues alongside your own, and an openness to listen to and accept suggestions and criticism in an often challenging and high-pressure environment.

First Draft prioritises the welfare of its staff and actively promotes the awareness and prevention of vicarious trauma and other mental and physical illness associated with researching distressing content, and the long term impact of sedentary or solitary working.