June 22, 2022

Intel Analyst

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 an Intel Analyst who specialises 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 analyse 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:

  • Maintain general but extensive presence on alt- and mainstream social media to stay apprised of and be able to perform detailed research relating to disinforming trends, specific state and non-state actors or threats, emerging and ongoing information campaigns etc.
  • Source raw intelligence and produce finished reports for GDI’s intelligence customers.
  • Maintain codebooks, lists, and training data on GDI’s growing list of adversarial narrative topics in support of the continued development of GDI’s automated data platform. 
  • Develop relationships with intelligence partners to provide data or insights that augment GDI’s internal intelligence capabilities, either on certain platforms or in certain geographies.
  • Support GDI’s publicly facing advocacy and education work, including creating blog posts, research reports, etc., often in collaboration with partners.
  • Support knowledge sharing between the Intelligence Team and other GDI teams.
  • Work with data scientists, intel analysts, product managers, and client partners to formulate, research, and analyse solutions to counter online disinformation.
  • Compile and communicate analytical reports to internal and external audiences using open-source intelligence, statistics, visualisations, and other methodologies.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
  • 2+ years open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysis / researcher.
  • Experience working in diverse, cross-functional teams, including with data scientists, engineers, and product managers.
  • Established familiarity with issues related to disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, and extremism.
  • Experience with modern OSINT tools, including Boolean searches, Crowdtangle, etc., maintaining anonymized access, and gathering data from alt social media platforms.
  • Concise, effective writer and communicator in English.
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and research skills – ability to construct technical reports and communicate analysis to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience interacting with and supporting intelligence customers.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, complex business, as well as willingness to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Experience with standard collaboration tools including G Suite and Slack.
Preferred
  • Professional fluency in languages other than English.
  • Training in advocacy or policy research, statistics, social or information sciences, or international diplomacy.
  • Experience working in a remote/virtual team.
  • Problem solver and doer; someone who just "steps up."

DETAILS

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 Intel Analyst” in the subject line.

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