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  • Location: India, Philippines; remote possible for the right candidate, with GMT +3 to +8 strongly preferred
  • Reports to: Program Director, APAC
  • Availability: June 1

Meedan is looking for a Program Associate to join its team that works closely with partners in the Asia Pacific region. The Associate will support Meedan’s partners engaged in fact-checking initiatives, open source investigations, media literacy projects, research institutions, human rights groups and independent media newsrooms. The Associate will also contribute to other projects at Meedan.

This is an ideal and exciting position for someone comfortable with web and mobile technologies eager to engage with the media and misinformation space. We encourage diverse applicants from underrepresented communities in journalism and technology fields.

Meedan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that builds digital tools for global journalism. We are a team of designers, technologists, academics, and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media. With commercial, media and university partners, we support research, curriculum development, and new forms of digital storytelling. We have supported major fact-checking initiatives around elections in Mexico (Verificado), France (CrossCheck), the US (Electionland), and India (Checkpoint) as well as general day-to-day fact-checking efforts in the Philippines (Rappler, Vera Files), Africa (AfricaCheck, PesaCheck) and for world changing human rights investigations with partners like Bellingcat, Syrian Archives, Watching Western Sahara, and the Berkeley Human Rights Center.

Our product suite includes Check, an open-source media annotation web application integrated with major social media platforms that allows journalists, human-rights defenders, and civil society organizations to annotate, verify, fact-check, and contextualize web content in a collaborative manner mixing human and machine intelligence.

This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Develop precise knowledge of how APAC partners use the Check platform, seek product usage insights and communicate short reports and insights to the Director of Product and development team on an as-needed basis.
  • Follow trends related to media and technology in the APAC region and support the development of projects with new ideas and trends
  • Work with Program Lead to scope new partnerships for Meedan in the APAC region
  • Acquire excellent knowledge of Check’s product feature roadmap, deployment schedule, known bugs and user documentation.
  • Provide product support to APAC partners in their use of Check via virtual meetings coordinated with APAC Program Lead or through Intercom.
  • Support the program team at Meedan in orienting, onboarding and training partners on fact-checking, verification, open source investigations, other areas of journalism and use of open source platforms
  • Follow-up with partners on a regular basis

Administration

  • General day-to-day administration of the project and coordination with all partners
  • Testing and checking Check workspaces being used by partners and providing prompt support when required
  • Writing blog posts about new insights from the work being done with partners
  • Evaluating other competition in the region
  • Supporting the Program Lead in coordination and follow-ups with partners in the APAC region

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in product or program management . At least three years work experience is desirable.
  • Strong experience in using tech platforms, CRM softwares and open source tools
  • Ability to work flexibly, prioritizing tasks to meet given deadlines and maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to write reports and publications in English and at least one other language commonly used in the APAC region.
  • Excellent communication skills

Meedan is a fast-paced, small, software development startup that relies heavily on the unique skills of each team member. Our team members are able to work flexibly and respond to challenges across a range of project areas. We are headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district with team members distributed through multiple cities and time zones. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities in technology and journalism to apply, including women, people of color, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send CV and statement of interest to jobs@meedan.com.

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