Researcher/Fact-Checker – Allure

By 13 diciembre, 2022Sin categoría

The research/fact-checking editor will research and fact-check content at Allure (web magazine); requirements include an understanding of journalism protocols and news-gathering procedures, negotiation and problem solving skills, and detail-oriented, near-native-level English skills. The ideal candidate will have an interest in health, wellness, and beauty trends.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Performs English-language fact-checking for Allure web magazine
  • Helps maintain production schedules in collaboration with Allure editorial team, reporting missed deadlines and prioritizing the fact-checking of high-risk materials
  • Alerts Allure team if content does not meet standards or if there are workflow complications
  • Reports to both Global Research Director and Copy-editing/Fact-checking Hub Director to develop best practices around workflow 


Performs all research/fact-checking functions, including:

  • Reviewing content to verify veracity prior to publishing
  • Working in consultation with Legal Affairs, ensuring that content is error-free and legally compliant
  • Flagging inflammatory and insensitive language
  • Reaching out to sources and consulting back-up on stories to execute thorough fact-checking 
  • Communicating with writers, content creators, and editors to resolve queries


Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Near-native-level English (spoken and written) required, with a deep understanding of idiomatic expression and an eagle eye for linguistic subtleties that may alter veracity of facts and claims
  • Background in the human sciences with a keen understanding of health, biology, and the beauty industry a huge plus
  • Experience in fact-checking and research
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Conversational-level Spanish
  • Experience working on web content 
  • Strong knowledge of language trends and familiarity with style guide usage
  • Technical agility required
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and switch gears 
  • Experience in news gathering and data reporting a plus

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