Bellingcat is Hiring - Editor - Applications Closed

Description of the Role

Bellingcat is looking for an experienced editor to oversee commissioning, writing, and publication of our investigations. This is an exciting role in a pioneering investigative outfit that works with some of the world’s leading lawyers, think-tanks, NGOs, and media outlets. The right candidate will have a solid understanding of open source investigative techniques, excellent written English, and will be a motivated self-starter. There are opportunities to work on important international investigations and to learn from the best in this field. This role will be mainly home-based.

The role will pay £46,000 per year.


  • Designing an editorial process for Bellingcat submissions
  • Assessing story pitches and giving editorial direction to writers
  • Sharpening copy ready for publication
  • Writing headlines and social media posts
  • Ensuring the visual presentation is consistent and imaginative
  • Preparing articles for publication on the Bellingcat website
  • Promoting investigations and managing Bellingcat’s social media accounts
  • Writing the Bellingcat’s weekly newsletter


  • Excellent written English (provide 3 samples of published writing)
  • Solid understanding of open source investigation – the methods, the pitfalls, the best-of-class standards
  • Ability to use basic Open Source tools (e.g. Echosec)
  • Fluency in major social media platforms
  • Design and Motion Graphics an advantage (ability to use Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, and After Effects)
  • Arabic, Russian, or Spanish would be an advantage


  • Motivated self-starter, full of ideas and initiative, able to work without close supervision
  • Willing to work outside of normal office hours when required


  • At least 5 years’ experience in a writing and editing role either with a media outlet or with a think tank/NGO

How to Apply


Send a CV with a covering letter saying why you want this job and why you’re the right candidate to

Successful candidates have been contacted for interviews.