Jobs at CCDH

We are currently hiring a Press Officer and Data Research Officer to work in our London office. Full details of the roles and how to apply are available below.

PRESS OFFICER

Reporting to: Head of Campaigns and Communications
Location: London
Key Purpose: To lead on the Center’s media engagement 
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Opening Date: 7 April 2021
Closing Date: 29 April 2021
Interview Date: 5 May 2021

The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a non-profit organisation that analyses and actively disrupts the architecture of online hate and misinformation. Our work has a real impact: this year we have countered vaccine misinformation, uprooted far-right networks and shut off sources of funding to websites spreading hatred.

 

We are now looking for a Press Officer to ensure that the CCDH’s work continues to be well represented across broadcast, print and online media. The position includes being the organisation’s main point of contact with the media.

In this role, you will lead on the CCDH’s media work, including drafting press releases; placing stories and quotes in relevant outlets; writing articles; securing broadcast interviews; drafting comments; and working with the research team to develop new stories for pitching to the media.

 

The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with at least two years’ experience working in communications, PR or in a media environment.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to help communicate our work on a range of issues, including Covid and vaccine misinformation, climate denial and identity-based hate. You will join a small but rapidly expanding team, with opportunities to get involved in different projects and pitch new ideas.

 

We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please find below the job description and person specification. Application is by way of CV and a cover letter, which should be sent to jobs@counterhate.com with “Press Officer Vacancy” as the subject line. Your cover letter statement should include your current notice period if applicable.

 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 April and interviews will take place from Wednesday 5 May. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a work-related task and provide an example of relevant work.

 

Job Description

  • To ensure the CCDH’s work is regularly, effectively and creatively communicated across print, broadcast and online media

  • As the organisation’s main point of contact with journalists, respond to queries in a timely manner

  • Work closely with our Research team to develop new story outputs to place in the media

  • To develop content for press releases, blogs and articles

  • Pitching stories and securing media coverage of the organisation’s work

  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists

  • Media monitoring

  • Pitching the organisation’s spokespeople for broadcast interviews

  • Input into wider strategic communications planning, as required

  • Support the team in any other way that is required in a small organisation

  • The right candidate may have the opportunity to represent CCDH in broadcast interviews

 

Person Specification
 
Essential
 

  • At least 2 years’ communications, media and/or PR experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) with ability to write with precision and creativity

  • Excellent organisational abilities including prioritising and planning a busy workload

  • Ability to work in a small team where workload is shared to meet tight deadlines

  • Good understanding of the media landscape and excellent news judgement

  • Ability to turn in-depth research into clear communications

  • Awareness of the issues of misinformation, identity-based hate and internet culture

 
Desirable
 

  • Experience of either working in broadcast news or regularly securing broadcast coverage

  • Experience of researching and producing proactive stories for placement

  • Experience of project management including using online project planning tools

DATA RESEARCH OFFICER

 

Reporting to: Head of Research

Location: London

Key purpose: To lead on the Center’s data collection and analysis

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Full-time, permanent role

Opening date: 7 April 2021

Closing date: 6 May 2021

Interview date: 12 May 2021

 

The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a non-profit organisation that analyses and actively disrupts the architecture of online hate and misinformation. Our cutting edge research has an impact: this year we have countered vaccine misinformation, uprooted far-right networks and shut off sources of funding to websites spreading hatred.

 

We are now looking for a Data Research Officer to join our London office. This role will lead on developing new digital techniques for monitoring online hate and misinformation; scraping useful qualitative and quantitative data from social networks; and producing original data-driven research to support our campaigns and reports.

 

The successful candidate will have a relevant Masters degree or three years experience in a relevant research role. They will have proven experience of producing original and insightful analysis of social media data; the ability to communicate findings in compelling writing and visualisations; a deep understanding of how social media operates; and be capable of developing new digital tools and methods to further the Center’s understanding of online hate and misinformation.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to produce influential research on key contemporary issues, from online hate to the anti-vaccine movement. You will join a small but rapidly expanding team, with opportunities to get involved in different projects and pitch new ideas.

 

We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please find below the job description and person specification. Application is by way of CV and a cover letter, which should be sent to jobs@counterhate.com with “Data Research Vacancy” as the subject line. Your cover letter should include your current notice period if applicable.

 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 May and interviews will take place from Wednesday 12 May. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a work-related task and provide two examples of relevant work.

Job Description

 

  • Investigating how digital hate and misinformation is spread and funded

  • Building effective new systems for monitoring online trends and conversations

  • Providing rapid analysis of emerging trends in online hate and misinformation

  • Scraping useful qualitative and quantitative data from social media networks

  • Presenting research findings in clear writing and compelling visualisations

  • Contributing original, in-depth digital research and analysis to reports

  • Identifying opportunities to turn research into effective media interventions

  • Managing and improving the organisation’s existing databases

  • Providing research support to the organisation’s other priorities as required

  • Support the team in any other way that is required in a small organisation

 

Person Specification

Essential

 

  • Masters degree in a relevant field (such as social or computer science) or three years experience in a relevant profession (such as data journalism or think tank research)

  • Technical understanding of social networks and strong interest in online culture

  • Knowledge of open source digital research and verification techniques

  • Ability to extract useful qualitative and quantitative data from social media networks

  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python or R

  • Proficient with basic data applications such as Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to communicate research findings in compelling visualisations

  • Familiarity with social media monitoring tools such as Tweetdeck and CrowdTangle

  • Ability to identify research opportunities that support our organisation’s policy goals

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of writing briefings and contributing to reports or papers

  • A commitment to our organisation’s values

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of organisational information

  • Ability to work in a small team where workload is shared to meet tight deadlines

 

Desirable

 

  • Experience researching online climate denial, misogyny or hate

  • Experience of operating social media accounts for a campaign or organisation

  • Experience of using project management software such as Trello

 
 
 

Center for Countering Digital Hate Ltd (UK)

Center for Countering Digital Hate Inc (US)

UK Company Number: 11633127
Registered Address (Please note this is not the location of our physical office):
Langley House, Park Road, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom, N2 8EY

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