Internship - Researchers / Factcheckers

SUMMARY:


TechAfghanistan is a new and upcoming technology magazine/publication in Afghanistan whose mission is to empower local audiences with valuable and relevant news and information products related to technology. These audiences include the academic community, technologists, ICT private sector, governing institutions and development agencies. Ranging from video tutorials to research papers, from short news articles chronicling international tech innovations that can be adapted to the local context, to data and events, TechAfghanistan aims to be the premier tech publication in the region.


We are currently constructing the website, identifying volunteer contributing writers from the local and international community, building partnerships with the relevant organizations, and setting up a small in-house studio for video production. To this end, we have a number of positions open for internships. We seek creative, hardworking and talented individuals who would like to gain crucial work experience in a professional environment. Tasks will be assigned with strict timelines and outputs. We are looking for motivated self-starters with big ideas and the discipline to see them through, who can work under tight deadlines and minimal supervision.


Responsibilities


  • Conduct market and audience research regarding content for TechAfghanistan: this could involve interviews with random samples or field research with target audiences, data gathering and entry

  • Identify trends, habits, preferences of readership in Afghanistan related to tech subjects and issues

  • Check the veracity and accuracy of articles produced by contributing writers to ensure all the claims they make regarding statistics or factual matters are correct


Skills / Requirements


  • Minimal experience with primary/secondary research: gathering, entry and analysis

  • A keen eye for detail


Application Process


Send your CV, cover letter and writing sample(s) to career@tech.af by 14th March, 2016

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Application deadline: 2016-Mar-14

Organization: TechAfghanistan

Sector: Media

Email: career@tech.af