For our cartographies of complex online movements and our data analysis work, we are looking for a rigorous and creative Research Analyst. This position is an exciting opportunity to grow a career in a dynamic startup environment, in deep collaboration with our technical team and clients with questions ranging from geopolitics to consumer goods. We are open to hiring and training a strong, motivated, creative junior - or to making space for someone who already has an established background in the field. This position is mostly focused on our disinformation work stream, which detects and analyzes targeted threats on social media, information operations and media manipulation campaigns.
What you'll do:
Develop an in-depth expertise of Graphika’s unique capabilities and platform, navigate complex datasets and visualizations to analyze online movements
Keep a pulse on open source research related to media manipulations and threats globally, leveraging OSINT techniques for investigations when required ; read and organize academic literature pertinent to disinformation
Participate in strategic assessments of threats, vectors and targets of disinformation campaigns
Proactively scope, develop and implement additional research methods to complement Graphika’s analysis toolkit, in partnership with the R&D team and Graphika’s academic partners
Handle analysis projects from initial scoping to client delivery: crafting and implementing a rigorous research plan, conducting data analysis, translating findings in clear analytical outputs
If able, run scripts, and use a combination of command line scripts and GUIs to guide maps through the publication process
University degree in a related field: this can be communications, international affairs, political science, journalism, computer science, data analysis, etc.
At least 3-5 years of relevant working experience, and practical experience leveraging relevant tools, applications, packages for social media analysis
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; rigor and intellectual honesty in analysis are also paramount
Motivated and conscientious self-starter with attention to detail ; high level of perseverance and time management skills
Adaptable, inventive, and confident working independently
Able to produce “client-ready” material: briefings, presentations, reports. Excellent writing skills.
Strong interest / background in internet and society, deep familiarity with geopolitical dynamics, and dedication to human rights principles.
Good to have:
Proficiency with cybersecurity and threat intelligence
Interested in developing additional coding skills/working on larger data sets
Multilingual proficiency a big plus
Why you'll love working for Graphika:
We value development. We are a high-performance organization always challenging ourselves to grow. We can promise that you will be working with the best and brightest in the industry. You’ll need to be great to get hired here, and we promise you’ll get even better.
We care about you. We offer 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, FSA, and a generous monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier. Additionally, we have unlimited work-from-home, sick day, and PTO and require every employee to take a minimum of 10 days vacation/year. We also host team activities regularly including game nights, group lunches, and team outings.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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