East Africa Bureau Chief
The Fuller Project is the global newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting that catalyzes positive change for women. Since we launched in 2015, our reporting has helped end life-threatening practices, led to large scale releases of public data and prompted the introduction of new legislation.
We report exclusive stories centered on women that otherwise would not be told. Our long-standing focus on women, especially those facing racial or other forms of bias, leads to journalism that – by challenging conventional thinking – inspires action. Our reporting is relied on by policymakers, corporate leaders, influencers and individuals across the globe, leading to better outcomes for women and their communities. As women’s standing in society improves, so does the potential for stronger democracies and economic and political stability. A single authoritative story about women can create awareness, inspire action and spark change.
Our journalists spotlight critical issues and expose injustice with in-depth reporting published in renowned news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME and Foreign Policy. Partnering with legacy news outlets ensures our rigorous reporting reaches the broadest global audiences, shining a spotlight on how to solve the critical issues women face around the world. Our reporters work hand-in-hand with journalists inside the largest and most respected newsrooms from Afghanistan to India to Kenya, leading to reporting that is globally relevant and grounded in the realities of local women.
About the role
We are seeking a journalist with international reporting experience to produce impactful enterprise and investigative stories for The Fuller Project, working in collaboration with the Nation Media Group’s pioneering gender reporting team. Women’s health, including reproductive health, and women’s economic mobility and other labor-related issues will be key focal points of this assignment.
This position is located in Nairobi and focused on Kenya and the broader East Africa region. The ideal candidate is collaborative and versatile, a team player who is comfortable working with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and can adapt to unfamiliar ways of working.
Experience of working in the region is a plus, but not essential – we’re looking for someone with strong writing skills and a proven ability to identify and pursue stories that break new ground, will resonate with an international readership, include a strong accountability angle and have the potential to spur positive change. Candidates should have at least five years of reporting experience, ideally with major U.S. or international publications, and a demonstrable interest in issues that impact women in the Global South.
This position will report to The Fuller Project’s Managing Editor and work closely with colleagues on East Africa’s leading newspaper, Nation, which in 2019 launched a Gender Desk dedicated to reporting stories about women. This position requires seamless and collaborative co-reporting with the Nation’s investigative correspondent and calls for the Fuller Project reporter to work consistently from Nation’s newsroom at least part of the week.
- Work with the Nation team to identify and develop story ideas that can work for both a Kenyan and a global readership
- Collaborate with Fuller Project colleagues in other countries on stories that have cross-regional relevance
- Work closely with editors and colleagues to give stories maximum exposure, including by representing The Fuller Project at events and in media coverage
- Follow up on published stories to maximize and capture impact
This role has access to benefits such as:
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Generous vacation policy, plus flexible and inclusive holiday schedule
- Paid parental leave
- Retirement plan
- Phone and communications stipend
- Technology benefits, such as a company-provided laptop
- A commitment to an inclusive and diverse work culture
- Professional learning and development opportunities
How to Apply
If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume and links to at least THREE published enterprise or investigative pieces or projects.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity of all forms in our newsroom. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Interested candidates should apply online by January 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You can apply here.