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ARIJ is hiring a managing investigative editor

September 24, 2019

Amman — ARIJ is looking for an experienced managing editor with an excellent eye for the great investigative story. The candidate we are looking for is up to the challenge of leading the MENA region’s premiere investigative center where they should demonstrate excellent leadership, editing, mentoring and collaborative skills. 

You will lead and grow our team of dedicated journalists, researchers and data specialists from our Amman offices. 

You will commission and edit politically and socially sensitive investigative stories as well as smaller — but still important — “training” investigations.

You will safeguard our ethical, legal and professional standards for fairness, accuracy and levels of proof.  

We are looking for the face of Arab investigative journalism that will combine good mentoring and teaching skills, leadership, patience, courage, resolve and the ability to both inspire respect from colleagues while demonstrating it to others. You must also be an efficient manager capable of meeting deadlines, solving problems and improving systems.   


ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism) is the first investigative journalism network established in the Middle East and North Africa. Since it was created in 2006 it has become the premiere network for investigative reporters in the region. The ARIJ Annual Forum for Investigative Journalism gathers 500 journalists from the region every year.

ARIJ is a training institution and a support network for investigative journalists throughout the MENA-region. In ARIJ, we commission, fund and give editorial assistance to journalists working on important investigative stories at the local, regional or transnational level. 

ARIJ is a partner of the OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) and a member of the GIJN (Global Investigative Journalism Network) and ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) .


  • You are a proven investigative journalism editor with experience leading investigative journalists/editors 
  • You have strong leadership, organizational and project management skills.
  • You have excellent editorial and news judgment.
  • You have knowledge or a strong interest in data journalism and new media technologies 
  • You can edit investigations to a high quality while eliminating libel risk and identifying areas of potential litigation
  • You are able to build strong, cohesive teams working toward organizational goals in a safe manner
  • You understand and are able to work with people from different cultures
  • You have good knowledge of the MENA region and world affairs in general
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required for this position


ARIJ offers a competitive salary based on qualifications, skills, experience and the track record of the candidate. The position is currently based in Amman. 


Interested candidates must send their CV and supporting documents to ARIJhiring@gmail.com by 28 October 2019. All applications must be submitted in English.