CCIJ Weekly Roundup: Accepting Application for CCIJ Africa Editor Position

Learn about the Africa Editor position opening at CCIJ. Also, check out the video of our recent Mid-Year Fundraising event and our latest CCIJ Member Spotlight!

Africa Editor Position

We’re excited to announce an opening to join our team! We’re currently looking for an Africa Editor to work in our virtual newsroom. This part-time position would require collaboration directly with the core team to support and work on data-driven high-quality stories. The person will help us advance our mission of finding unique ways of melding data, visual and storytelling elements to form unique and groundbreaking stories. The editor position also requires that you are able to help us maintain and expand our network.  You can read more about the opening here. Please share with your networks!

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, work sample, and two references to Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, CCIJ’s director, at The application period closes on June 12th.

Recording of the Mid Year Report CCIJ Fundraising Event!

Our first-ever “Mid-Year Report” fundraising event is now available to watch on YouTube! This event took place at the end of June and featured members of our community. In the video, you’ll hear from Namibian journalist and CCIJ member Sonja Smith who recently received national awards in Namibia for her reporting, and about our New York Times-featured collaboration with Lois Henry of SJV Water. We also discuss launching our virtual Metaverse space and the history, impact, and growth of CCIJ as a whole over the past year.

Watch the full recording here.

Member Spotlight: Sonja Smith

We have published our first Member Spotlight in video format on reporter Sonja Smith! Smith is a journalist in Namibia whose work has gained national attention. She recently received two major awards from the Namibian Editor’s Forum for her CCIJ-affiliated stories Dying for a Drop and Vineyards Pampered, Farmworkers Struggle. She discusses her work and experience at CCIJ, The Namibian, and as a freelancer.

Learn more about Sonja and her work in the video.