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Data Journalist/Analyst

Who we're looking for

OpenMinds is seeking a talented and dedicated Data Journalist/Analyst to join our team. The role involves exploring the complexities of social media and news data, as well as demographic, economic, and other types of data, to uncover insights into disinformation, narratives promoted by malign influence actors, and propaganda.

This role calls for individuals with a blend of creative storytelling skills and analytical abilities.

In this position, you will:

— Develop investigation & research hypotheses

— Conduct an analysis synthesising data from diverse sources, including social media, behavioural data, and sociological studies

— Collaborate with the technical team to ensure data accuracy and integrity

— Utilise various analytical techniques such as sentiment analysis and narrative analysis to derive insights

— Explore new methods to enhance analytical capabilities

We are a perfect match if you have:

— A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Journalism, Economics, Social, Behavioural or Political Sciences, Communications, Data Science, or a related field

— Strong statistical understanding and analytical skills

— Demonstrated experience in data journalism or any other field related to storytelling through data

— Exceptional writing and editing abilities

— Minimum 1 year of experience as a data journalist working with large datasets

— Fluency in both English and Russian languages

Good to have:

— Proficiency in data visualisation tools

— Fluency in Russian language (as Russian propaganda is our primary topic of research)

— Experience with programming languages and statistical software (Python, SQL)

— Basic design skills in Figma and/or Illustrator

— Familiarity with backend systems and cloud computing platforms such as Google Cloud Platform

We offer:

— Work in a fast-growing company with proprietary AI technologies

— Competitive market salary

— Flexible work arrangements, including adjustable hours, location, and remote/hybrid options

— Unlimited vacation and leave policies

— Opportunity to present your work on Tier 1 conferences, panels, and briefings behind the closed doors

— Work face-to-face with world-leading experts in their fields, who are our partners and friends

— Opportunities for professional development within a multidisciplinary team, boasting experience from academia, journalism, tech, and intelligence sectors

— A work culture that values resourcefulness, proactivity, and independence, with a firm stance against micromanagement