User Generated Content (UGC) and Verification Journalist - #58123


Date: 1 week ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time

About Us

Viory is a rapidly expanding international video agency based in the vibrant Middle Eastern hub of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Our focus lies in moving the video news landscape forward by prioritising key elements such as compelling content, seamless accessibility, and unwavering commitment to service excellence. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between our clients and their audiences, immersing them in the heart of the action. Be part of a ‘New Wave’ agency that is fast, flexible and at the forefront of news gathering and distribution.

Your Mission

As UGC and Verification Journalist you will be responsible for discovering, evaluating and verifying information, images, videos and other forms of content generated by our collaborators, citizen journalists, witnesses, or participants of newsworthy events.

You will recognise the content that is critical for providing a well-rounded view of events, capturing moments and perspectives that traditional reporting might miss.

As the UGC and Verification Journalist you will have significant fact-checking responsibility being accountable for maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and ethics in the newsroom, providing insights on the most challenging footage.

Job Requirements and Skills

  • Able to monitor, identify, and assist with UGC stories specific to daily editorial duties
  • Proficient at discovering UGC from social media platforms
  • Skilled at communicating and executing clearance agreements with originators
  • Adapt at maintaining and developing fast and efficient UGC workflow
  • Capable of validating and verify video, satellite imagery, and other sources using OSINT tools, for both breaking news investigations on all platforms
  • Skilled at keeping up-to-date with all existing and emerging social media platforms
  • Be equipped at educating the newsroom about new platforms and developments
  • Able to pitch, research and develop original stories for investigation, using OSINT news gathering techniques
  • Work with all facets of the organisation to ensure the most accurate and compelling UGC coverage
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Not all duties are included

Your Profile

To be successful at this position, we think you should to have:

  • Experience in journalism with a background in news reporting, fact-checking, or digital journalism
  • Strong proficiency in using digital tools and platforms for content discovery, verification, and analysis
  • An understanding of fact-checking techniques (Such as Geolocation)
  • Critical thinking, ethical awareness and the ability to notice inconsistencies, anomalies, and discrepancies in content is essential

Working Schedule

  • Shifts including nights, weekends and on public holidays
  • Flexibility is a must, with an 'on-call' mentality for those breaking news stories or emergency situations

Why Viory?

Great office located in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Competitive tax-free salary

Company-sponsored visa along with health insurance

Housing allowance

Air ticket allowance

Transportation allowance

Leave benefits as per UAE law

Creative & challenging environment

A role that offers a wide range of learning opportunities

How to Apply?

Apply if you think we're a good match!

We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are. Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means at Viory we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone’s race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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