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Recruitment: Apply For Code for Africa Recruitment 2021

Recruitment: Apply For Code for Africa Recruitment 2021
Recruitment, apply for Code for Africa (CfA)  recruitment 2021 below.

Gatekeepers News reports Code for Africa (CfA) is Code for Africa is the continent’s largest federation of independent civic technology and data journalism laboratories, which build digital democracy solutions giving citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

CFA is recruiting to fill the positions below:

1.) Job Title: Chief Copy Editor
Location: Nigeria (Remote)
Deadline: 30th October, 2021.

Responsibilities
Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Recruiting and managing a core team of highly skilled copyeditors, that transforms raw journalism into award-winning multimedia storytelling.
  • Managing a centralised news diary/schedule, in consultation with the Managing Editor, that governs copyflow with clear production milestones and that delivers content for publication on deadline.
  • Implementing a rigorous proofreading/quality control editing system, that ensures factual accuracy/coherence, legal compliance/fairness, context, grammar/syntax consistency and adherence to CfA’s editorial style/standard guidelines.
  • Designing and curating CfA’s editorial style/standard guidelines, including tipsheets or learning resources for journalists and other content producers to incrementally improve the quality of their raw reportage.
  • Providing regular constructive feedback, guidance, and mentoring for both copy-editors and journalists, to nurture and grow new talent.

Requirements
Minimum requirements include:

  • Excellent journalistic copy-editing and proofreading skills to ensure factual accuracy/coherence and grammar/syntax consistency.
  • Experience in managing a copy desk and team in a mainstream multimedia environment, where content is packaged for publication in a wide variety of formats.
  •  understanding of technical editorial production systems and CMS tools, involving multi-stage copy-editing processes.
  • A track record for copy flow management that sticks to editorial deadlines and quality standards.
  • Experience in coordinating digital multimedia content (such as infographics or social media collateral) as an element of copy-edited reportage.
  • Experience in creating or refining editorial guidelines, style guides and playbooks that set the tone, voice and standards for storytelling.
  • Passion for mentoring young talent and growing new voices.
  • Strong organisational and decision-making skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines and maintaining standards.

Language and Location Requirements:

Location: Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.
Languages: English.
Preferred, but not required: Arabic and French, plus major African languages such as Amharic, Fulani, Kiswahili, isiZulu, Yoruba, etc

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply

2.) Senior Software Engineer
Location: Nigeria (Remote)
Deadline: 31st October, 2021.

Responsibilities
Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Participate and influence every aspect of the software development process,
    Design, develop and deploy robust systems and infrastructure tools that will be used by the organisation and partners.
  • Contribute to and drive the technological and architectural decisions.
  • Collaborate with a geographically distributed team of designers, researchers, developers, and journalists; proactively explore all options.
  • Provide actionable feedback on the work of junior technologists.

Required

Minimum requirements include:

  • B.Sc / B.Eng Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of relevant programming experience building and operating multi-tier web applications (including REST APIs) using Unix-like operating systems.
  • Deep expertise in Python & proficiency in SQL and JavaScript.
  • Working knowledge of modern software development practices and technologies such as Agile methodologies and DevOps.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in teams across internal and external organisations and virtual teams

Language and Location Requirements:

Location: Labs are located in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), and Cape Town or Johannesburg (South Africa). However the role can be performed remotely, and applicants across Africa will therefore be considered.
Primary language: English
Preferred but not required: French, Amharic or Arabic.

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply

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