Monday, July 30, 2018

Job: Editor for Bellingcat

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 will be contacted by mid-August for one on one interviews.

For more information about Bellingcat please visit their website:

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