US Political Reporter - Part Time - Remote Role

US Political Reporter - Part Time - Remote Role

Job description


  • Flexible/remote work role

  • Join an experienced tech & product team

Ukufu* (pronounced oo - koo - foo) is a new AI powered content aggregation mobile application for professionals. 

Ukufu version 1.0 has recently been launched for Android and iOS! 

We recently closed a round of seed funding from a couple of smart and supportive investors, and we are excited for the next stage of our journey! 

Our mission is bold:

Build an intelligence layer around the 10 000 English news-related content pieces that get published daily. Then use this layer to power an easy-to-use category based content aggregation app that helps professionals efficiently consume content across multiple content sources.

We believe that there is a big opportunity to improve the breadth and depth of content consumption for professionals.


View a quick overview of our product here: 
or download the app at


Over the next 6 - 12 months, we will be focussed on stage 1 of building out our product - working closely with users to build something amazing that we can then scale up in stage 2 - building the product into a sustainable profitable business.

Our headquarters are in the Sydney CBD, but we have team members around the world.  

Our remote-friendly work culture and processes have been in place for a couple of years (some of our team used to work together on a product that reached over 4 million users) and our distributed team structure is working well.

We work hard at fostering a focused and friendly workplace, where team members are able to do their best work.

We are looking for someone with outstanding political reporting experience and a mature attitude, a preference for working with a small smart team, to join us in the role of Political Report - Part-time - at Ukufu.

You will work with the Ukufu Product Manager and other members of the team. 

The role:

You will be responsible for writing our daily "2020 US Election Daily Brief".  The Daily Brief is a brand new initiative. This Daily Brief is a 250 word summary of developments relating to the US election over the previous 24 hours.  The Daily Brief will be made available to the users of the Ukufu app.  You will also be responsible for recording an audio version of the brief and updating our Social Media accounts. 

We envisage 2 hours work per day to prepare this brief.  The role will be shared with 1 other person, and you will be required to prepare a daily brief between a 2-4 times per week (your preference) in order for us to get 7 day a week coverage. 

There may be opportunities for additional work as our product offering matures.

Job requirements


  • A passion for US  politics.

  • Writing experience.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Mature attitude.

  • Experience working remotely - access to high-speed reliable internet and a quiet workspace for video calls. 

  • Experience with basic audio recording and editing.

Bonus Skills:

  • Video and / or audio editing experience.

  • Experience using Social Media.

  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS systems.

* Ukufu comes from the Zulu word Ukufunda, which means “to learn”.