Who We Are:
Bellingcat is an independent international collective of researchers, investigators, and citizen journalists using open source and social media investigations to probe a variety of subjects: crime, conflicts, corruption, secret operations, mis- and disinformation, extremist groups, and much more. We have received multiple awards for our groundbreaking research and publications that shine a light on criminal activity and help bring perpetrators to account. Members of the Bellingcat community (staff, contributors, and volunteers in more than 20 countries) work in a unique field where advanced technology, forensic research, journalism, investigative work, transparency, and accountability come together. Do you want to join this exciting adventure?
Who We Are Looking For:
A part-time, Europe-based editor to help commission, edit, and publish our investigations. This is an exciting role in a pioneering investigative outfit that works with some of the world’s leading media, investigators, legal and law enforcement professionals, global institutions, and much more.
We are looking for a native English speaker with excellent writing and editing skills who also has a solid understanding of open source investigative techniques. Attention to detail and ability to produce engaging content is a must. The position offers opportunities to work on important global and local investigations and to cooperate and learn from the best in the field.
Who You Are:
You have a proven track record in editing long texts and publications (we require at least 3 references and 5 samples of published work that you either wrote and/or edited). You are enthusiastic about working in a demanding international environment, feel comfortable with different cultural contexts, and are able to meet strict deadlines. You are motivated to excel and are reliable
- Copy edit materials for publication
- Writing headlines and social media posts
- Preparing articles for publication on the Bellingcat website
- Reporting to the head editor about planned publications
- Availability a.m. time on the European continent
Qualifications & Skills:
- Excellent, native-level written English
- Ability to use basic Open Source tools and willingness to learn
- Fluency in major social media platforms
- Professional working knowledge of Arabic, Russian, or Spanish would be an advantage
What We Offer:
Bellingcat is at the cutting edge of open source investigations. We don’t do boundaries, egos or hierarchy. We do trust, freedom of initiative, and sky high responsibility. We offer a competitive salary (in the range of the non-profit sector in the Netherlands) and the unique opportunity to join a small team with big ambitions and global impact. The position is for 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) and reports to our head editor (who is U.S.-based).
Send a CV with a cover letter describing your qualifications and motivation to email@example.com. Please also provide three references and five samples of published work that you wrote or edited.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Application closed on January 27th