SUBSIDIARY ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel)
POSITION Fact Checker
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED October 13, 2021

BUSINESS SUMMARY

ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) was originally established in 1996 as SNN, the Sarimanok News Network. SNN was the brainchild of the late Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr. who envisioned a TV station that would become the Filipinos' primary source of news and information. Geny believed that with SNN, he was bridging geographical gaps separating Filipinos or in his own words "building bridges on the air."

SNN began airing on SKY Cable Channel 21 on May 1, 1996. Back then the channel served viewers the top stories of the day via two major newscasts - Dateline Philippines and Primetime News while short news advisories aired throughout the day.

To enhance its resources and strengthen its position as THE news channel for Filipinos, SNN in 1998 joined forces with SKY Cable News, another Lopez-owned channel that specialized in business news reporting. The merger of the two stations paved the way for the formation of the Philippines' first, 24/7 news and current affairs channel offering the latest in domestic and international news, business information, sports and weather updates and lifestyle features. In 1999 the station changed its name to ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Today ANC has firmly established its identity as an accurate and unbiased source of information and the go-to station for breaking news, wall-to-wall live news coverage and analysis with context.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Fact Checker has the important task of monitoring websites and social media for information rapidly spreading online and checking these pieces of information for factual accuracy using various research methods, all under the direction and supervision of the BMPM Head.

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES​
    1. Monitors and consolidates reports related to the issue of disinformation from netizens
    2. Monitors various websites and social media platforms for rapidly spreading information that merit fact-checking
    3. Checks the accuracy of information through desk and field research, interviews with experts, and other methods, with the guidance of the Head
    4. Coordinates with production personnel (graphics, producers, writers) to produce content for publishing across platforms based on results of fact-checking

REQUIREMENTS

    1. A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or equivalent experience
    2. Required skills: News gathering, social media, and digital production
    3. Social listening skills are a plus
    4. Required languages: English, Filipino
    5. Experience in journalism-related field is required

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.