April 5, 2022

Data Analyst, OSINT

ORGANISATION

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reducing online disinformation by identifying and labelling domains with a “risk of disinforming” rating. Our goal is to create a world free of disinformation and its harms. Why work for GDI?

  • Purpose driven organisation with a growing record of social impact
  • Flexible working hours, family friendly culture
  • Environment that supports personal growth

3 PILLARS

GDI built on 3 pillars (see 3 Pillars document for more detail):

  • Independent: The GDI is not for profit and diversely funded. It exists solely to assess online publishers’ risk of disinforming their readers
  • Neutral: The GDI is apolitical, global, and evidence-based.
  • Transparent: The GDI’s rating criteria, index methodology, and detailed assessments will all be public, auditable, and disputable.

BEHAVIOURS

We continually strive to model the following behaviours in our interactions with others:

  • Positivity: Problem solver, not problem raiser.
  • Responsibility: Make it your problem - if it’s not right, fix it.
  • Trustworthy: Make sure others can depend on you - If you say you are going to do it, do it.
  • Respect: treat everyone, especially those with whom we disagree, with courtesy and respect.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

GDI is seeking applicants for a Data Analyst who specializes in open source intelligence. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, can successfully navigate complexity and ambiguity, make informed decisions, knows when to reference documentation and when to ask for advice, and leaves things better than they found them.

In this role, you will analyze and communicate your insights to various internal and external audiences, as well as monitor and research disinformation trends.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Work with data scientists, intel analysts, product managers, and client partners to formulate, research, and analyze solutions to counter online disinformation.
  • Compile and communicate analytical reports to internal and external audiences using open-source intelligence, statistics, visualizations, and other methodologies.
  • Interpret analysis from machine learning models to help industry

partners understand the context of the analysis and the relevance to their business model.

  • Identify opportunities to add customer value and develop data products

using a range of technical tools.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • 3+ years of experience as a data analyst collaborating with teams of data scientists and product managers.
  • Established familiarity with issues related to disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, and extremism.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis, statistics, and open-source intelligence techniques.
  • Proficiency with SQL, Excel, and Python/R.
  • Experience with data visualization tools and packages, i.e., ggplot, plotly,

matplotlib, Tableau, etc.

  • Ability to construct technical reports and communicate analysis to a wide

range of audiences.

  • Excellent presentation, writing, and research skills.
  • Skills to operate effectively in a fast-paced, complex business, as well as

willingness to learn new technologies quickly.

Preferred

  • Training in advocacy or policy research, statistics, social or information sciences, or international diplomacy.
  • Professional fluency in languages other than English.
  • Problem solver and doer; someone who just "steps up."
  • Past experience working as part of a remote/virtual team.

LOCATION

Remote – Based, and right to work, in the UK, Germany, or the USA (preferably in the following states: Texas, New York, Florida, or D.C.).

REPORTING TO

Intelligence Manager.

HOURS AND TERMS

Working hours are flexible. Full-time (37.5 per week).

As a global organization, some flexibility for cross-time zone communication to be available for limited virtual meetings outside of office hours is required.

Competitive salary based on location and expertise.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for this role by email to: jobs@disinformationindex.org. Please state “Application for Data Analyst” in the subject line.

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