Thibi is a data and design consultancy that specialises in building interactive web-based data tools and visualizations. Our team has been active in Southeast Asia’s civic tech and open data community for many years, with extensive experience in data visualization, data-driven web development, and data literacy training. We have worked with organizations such as Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internews, Open Knowledge Foundation, and The Asia Foundation. Thibi is currently growing into a remote team of designers, developers and data experts based remotely across Southeast Asia.
We’re looking for an experienced long-form narrative journalist to join our training team and mentor participants of our Environmental Data Journalism Academy.
Familiarization with the Internews Data Journalism Curriculum
The Story Mentor will be part of a training team of five data specialists and two data journalism instructors who will be localizing and delivering the Internews Data Journalism Curriculum. The Story Mentor must become familiar with the inquiry-based approach to story development taught in the course in order to be able to mentor effectively. Story Mentors may be asked to attend specific sessions of the Data Journalism Academy.
Collaboration with Media Houses for Story Publication
Collaboration may include individually contacting and maintaining relationships with journalists participating in the Fellowship, meeting with their editors and and working with editors during the program to ensure the story meets both the editorial standards of the Academy and the media house. For freelancers, the Story Mentor will also be involved in pitching to media houses.
Mentoring Trainees through Story Pitching and Production
The Data Story Mentor will be a crucial team member in mentoring participants through the Masterfile process, story pitching and the production of selected stories. Along with the Data Trainer, they will participate in evaluating pitches, shaping the background research, hypotheses, questions, connecting with and preparing interview questions for human sources, simplifying complex findings, storyboarding, crafting the narrative and editing stories.
Taking initiative – We are self-starters. Our team members take responsibility and act on initiative instead of waiting for instructions.
Broad interests – We’re a tech company, but our team members entertain a wide range of interests from poetry and surfing to lacquerware and art history. We deeply value people with interests beyond technology.
Diversity – We welcome and cherish teammates and collaborators who represent a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, be it culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
This is a fully remote, full time position. It is a 3-6 months contract with a possibility of extension. Thibi is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sexual orientation.
Interested? Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include 3 work samples long-form journalism which you have either written or edited.
We will be accepting applications until June 31, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.