Wanted: editor of ambitious European surveys
OpenDemocracy’s groundbreaking Tracking the Backlash project investigates organized opposition to women’s and LGBT rights around the world. Over the past year, we have: exposed several hundred million dollars in “black money” from American Christian right-wing groups supporting anti-rights campaigns around the world – including attacks on European courts; showcasing coordinated anti-abortion projects targeting vulnerable pregnant women with misinformation and using them “like guinea pigs” for untested and unregulated treatments; and documented the global scale of World Health Organization guidelines not followed during the pandemic, endangering women’s lives and health.
Our surveys were cited more than 400 times in 2020, in global media – including the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Independent, Euronews, Mother Jones and Vice. Our findings have also sparked action from lawmakers and social media platforms. We collaborate across borders and origins and support young women and LGBTIQ people with scholarships so they can develop their investigative skills. Our work has been nominated for numerous press awards.
We are now looking for an experienced and ambitious European Editor to lead our feminist investigative journalism across the continent (including Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucusus), while working closely with our growing global team. growth.
We are looking for a qualified English speaking writer who can work closely with journalists and early career interns to guide and ensure high quality work from idea stage to publication (including hypothesis development and survey methodologies, as well as producing clear writing and compelling storytelling). This is an exciting opportunity for someone with several years of experience in investigative journalism, who wants to challenge the exclusion of the voices and rights of various women and LGBTIQ people from the media and the investigative agenda. .
Tracking the Backlash is a unique project that innovates, both in terms of what we discover and how we work – collaboratively, across borders and origins. We especially encourage women and LGBTIQ people to apply for this position.
- a cover letter describing how you meet the requirements
- an up-to-date CV
- two samples of your own handwriting
- a sample investigative article you edited (with a maximum of 500 words describing what you did to prepare it for publication)
Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:59 p.m. UK time (GMT + 1)
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the application process or about openDemocracy as an organization, and [email protected] if you have any questions about the Tracking the Backlash project and this specific role.