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Media Analyst

Post location:                                    

Remote

Background

The Resonant Voices Initiative in the EU (RVI EU) is conducting risk-based monitoring of harmful content to provide basis for effective responses and counternarratives.

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability seeks to engage a media analyst to support the work of the research team of the Resonant Voices Initiative.

The RVI EU is implemented by the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and Propulsion Fund (PF), as part of the Civil Society Empowerment Program under the EU Internet Forum, with funding from the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police.

Scope of work                                   

The Media Analyst role is instrumental in following online radicalisation trends and identifying intervention points for the strategic communication campaign developed under the RVI. The Media Analyst will conduct online monitoring and analysis of websites and communities that develop or amplify polarising, inflammatory, and radicalising information. The researcher will work with the Project Lead to develop and execute a monitoring plan – in conjunction with partners – for tracking and categorizing cases of problematic content and provide regular analytical briefs on key topics.

Specific tasks:

This role will involve a variety of responsibilities, including:                                                          

– Contributing to the monitoring methodology design and its implementation

– Monitoring of selected online channels, topics, and conversations

– Analysing data, including text, photographic and video materials

– Tracking of social media metrics and other signals, such as search terms, hashtags

– Translation of selected materials into English          

– Drafting of summaries, reports and other outputs                                                                 

Terms and Conditions

This is a remote, flexible, part-time position, starting from June 2019, with an anticipated duration of 15 months. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Skills and Qualifications                                                     

– Relevant University Degree or comparable training relevant to the post

– Familiarity with the history, social, and political context of the countries of former Yugoslavia and their diaspora communities in the EU desirable

– Fluency in German and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian languages. Knowledge of Albanian will be a distinctive plus but not required

– Strong analytical capabilities and research skills

– Experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative data analysis                                

– Experience drafting reports, experience with visualising data desirable

– Detail oriented, able to work under tight deadlines

– Self-motivated, independent, quick learner

– Team player with great interpersonal skills and empathy                                                     

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS     

To apply for this position please email a CV and cover letter to hr@cijaus.org

Deadline for applications is midnight (CET) on 20 June, 2019.            

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