WORKING FOR IRIN
Our goals are ambitious. We aim to become the reference for those in the business of saving lives, all of those who care about the causes, responses, effects and impacts of crises. And we’re bringing together some of the sharpest minds in the business to make this happen. Conflicts and natural disasters are on the rise. The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has doubled in the last decade. $22 billion were spent in emergency relief in 2013. Meanwhile, mainstream media coverage has been in steady decline. And still, the international aid system has often failed those most in need.
As we chart a new way forward, IRIN is needed more than ever.
IRIN is recruiting an experienced editor to lead our coverage of sub-Saharan Africa.
We are looking for a multi-platform editor with deep roots in Africa, a commitment to living and working there — ideally based in Nairobi, Johannesburg or another hub — and a body of work that demonstrates wide-reaching knowledge of the region. Please see the job description here.
We are also on the look-out for:
- Interns: IRIN is looking for sharp, digitally-savvy, innovative researchers/writers with a solid understanding of international / humanitarian issues to support our core editorial team. Find out more.
- Graphic designers, developers, social media geeks, and other techies who can design infographics, analyze web metrics, and make sure our content travels well and matches our high editorial standards with equally good presentation.
- Freelance writers, photographers and videographers who have a tendency to go to interesting places, to find nuggets of interesting detail, and to innovate in format and delivery, please find the editor here and pitch them an idea. Please note that we do not have any staff journalist positions available.
If you fit one of these profiles, or are otherwise interested in our mission, please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] with:
- A cover letter highlighting your motivations, region of interest, where you are based and what you are interested in doing for IRIN
- An updated CV
- Examples of your work
Please forgive us, we can't reply to every query but we will get in touch if you match our requirements.