We are looking for a computational social scientist or data journalist who can identify patterns of online disinformation.
You’re looking for a team where you can drive decisions, be challenged and investigate complex problems. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You look for projects where you can learn new technologies and techniques. You’re comfortable working with data, synthesizing information from a variety of sources, and communicating your findings to decision makers. If this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.
We help companies understand and defend themselves against online disinformation. Day-to-day you’ll work with a rapidly growing team of intelligence analysts and machine learning experts. You’ll conduct investigations, analyze data, and produce reports about your analysis for executives, government partners, and journalists. Collaborating will be huge, and there’s a lot to do – there’s no shortage of exciting work. There are a lot of resources available to us and you’ll be early in the company. You’ll have a huge impact.
New Knowledge is on a mission to defend public discourse. We build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. We care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with us have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.
- Comfort with data preparation and modeling in Python or R
- Strong communication and writing ability
- Previous experience investigating online disinformation is preferred
- Skills and personality to operate effectively in a very fast-paced, complex business
- Comfortable independently learning things you haven’t done before
- Enjoys working as part of a team or on your own