Senior Fact Checker/Researcher

TCW Global | REMOTE

About Job

$31-$35 per hour

TCW Global is currently looking for an experienced Researcher and Fact Checker for our industry leading client. Our client is a thriving educational tech company that envisions a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world’s best learning experience. Their mission and vision unite their team; above all, they share a common passion for ambitious goals. In this role you will collaborate with the Marketing team. This role is perfect for someone who is extremely organized and is digitally savvy.

Must haves:

  • Sharp eye for detail
  • Superb research skills
  • A devotion to the highest standards of accuracy, precision, and verification
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Comfort and familiarity with online research resources
  • A commitment to accuracy and rigorous attention to detail. Fact checkers must be able to research both the granular (Is this name spelled correctly? Is this plus/minus number right?) and the big-picture (Does this thesis hold up under scrutiny? Do the facts in the first paragraph agree with the facts in the seventh paragraph?).
  • A genuine love of research, and the resourcefulness to go beyond simple Google searches
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and thrive under pressure
  • Familiarity with journalism best practices
  • High-level communication, critical-reading, and writing skills
  • Be willing to be flexible with schedule
  • Familiarity with at least one CMS platform
  • At least three years of experience as a professional fact checker and researcher

Responsibilities:

  • Verifying legal viability and accuracy of written content, and correcting information
  • Copy-editing, eliminating errors, correcting spelling and grammar according to Chicago Manual Style guidelines
  • Conducting accurate research to gather and verify facts for written content
  • Organizing claims and supporting research for future reference
  • Conducting research to explore potential new editorial topics for the team to cover
  • Directly communicating with tact to editors, writers, and producers to ensure necessary edits are completed correctly
  • Manage junior fact checker (s) work against publishing timelines including using the company’s CMS to publish fact-checked content