Fact Checker

Dotdash Meredith

Job Description

I. Job Summary Major goals and objectives.

As a fact-checker, you will be a part of a 7-person team whose primary responsibility is fact-checking a weekly magazine. We are looking for someone to be available late Monday and 4 days per week. Hours are irregular but consistent. Story subjects include crime, music, tv, human interest, beauty, style and more. This position must work closely with editors, writers, copy desk, photo department, design department and legal teams, in addition to working with the fact-checking team. This job requires the ability to review copy with writers and editors efficiently while coordinating changes with the production and art departments. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, reliable, communicative, and is committed to the journalistic integrity of the brand. Your responsibility is to the magazine, efficiently checking through stories with total accuracy.

II. Essential Job Functions

WeightAccountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

90% Performs thorough research and fact checking to ensure the accuracy of articles published in the magazine.

10% Ensures that the legal department is aware of any story that contains legally sensitive material and follows through to make sure all concerns are properly resolved.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements All must be met to be considered.

EducationBachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience: At least three years of fact-checking experience with a national consumer magazine.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Meticulous and investigative research skills

Excellent verbal, written and communication skills

Computer proficiency including expertise in Adobe InCopy and Google Workspace applications

Ability to meet tight deadlines with agility and accuracy while owning a substantial workload

Collaborative team player who is personable and can achieve positive results from working with different personality types

% Travel Required (Approximate): 0