- At least three to five years of experience as a line editor in a newsroom, nonprofit or academic publication
- Strong copyediting skills and familiarity with major style guides (AP, Chicago, etc)
- Excellent communication skills working with researchers while editing and improving their work
- Familiarity with online social media monitoring tools such as CrowdTangle, Meltwater Explore, BuzzSumo, etc.
- Familiarity with open-source research methods
- Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with the study of mis- and dis-information, platforms, and information ecosystems.
- Professional experience with WordPress or other content management systems as a publishing tool
- Full professional fluency in English (level 4 proficiency or higher)
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
Strongly desired qualifications:
- Fluency or proficiency in a second language (Russian, French, Arabic, or Chinese of interest)
- Familiarity with a programming language (R or Python preferred)
- Experience training researchers to improve their writing and investigative skills
- Experience working across multi-national or cultural contexts
As most of our work is conducted virtually, we are flexible about the position’s geographic location, though being able to work regular business hours in Central European Time or Eastern Standard Time is strongly preferred. Starting date for the position is currently expected in June or July 2021.
About the DFRLab
The DFRLab is a start-up incubated at the Atlantic Council. We’re different than most think tank teams and we like it that way. The DFRLab is an action-oriented center producing timely primary research, training an ecosystem of others who share our passion, and convening those on the front lines of our industry to elevate new ideas and chart a path forward.
Join our fast-paced and truly global team as we work to further the DFRLab’s mission:
- To forge digital resilience at a time when humans are more interconnected and have more access to information than at any point in history.
- To promote objective fact as a foundation of government for and by people.
- To identify, expose, and explain disinformation when and where it occurs.
- To protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would undermine them online.
- To develop a new field and network of expertise adapted for impact and real-world results.
The DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, security, technology, media, and where each intersects. Our method and approach allow us to inform the public and policymakers on issues such as protracted conflicts, breaking crises, and election integrity, in a uniquely tangible and data-driven way. We do this by:
- Defining the role of the internet and other technologies in both promotion and defense of free and open societies.
- Charting the evolution of disinformation and other online and technological harms, especially as they relate to the DFRLab’s leadership role in establishing shared definitions, frameworks, and mitigation practices.
- Studying the emerging global information competition and battle for digital influence and technological dominance, recognizing that this represents the harbinger of a broader paradigm shift in international affairs.
- Working directly with government, media, tech, and civil society on their collective responsibility in democracy and toward digital resilience.
The DFRLab is building a movement. We hope you’ll be a part of it.