We are hiring a Lead Digital Forensics Researcher

The work of the Lead Digital Forensic Researcher involves conducting research and monitoring of issues related to the Baltics, Russia, and the wider Eurasia region with a particular focus on misinformation and security questions and translating those findings into engaging and interactive content while also providing overall research and administrative support to the NATO StratCom COE and Atlantic Council’s wider New Information Frontiers Initiative efforts. Post duration: 3 years.



  1. Lead the research efforts in monitoring social media platforms and news in the Baltics, Russia and the wider Eurasia region for evolving trends and security threats
  2. Manage and conduct short term and long term investigative research projects including open source and social media investigation/intelligence (OSSMINT)
  3. Translate the research findings into engaging multi-lingual content in particular in English and Russian (but also other regional languages) to expand the reach of clear, timely, and accurate information, consistent with the Atlantic Council brand
  4. Contribute to Atlantic Council website and blogs with news aggregation, policy analysis, short articles, and blog postings and provide assistance to larger Atlantic Council projects as needed through digital forensic research
  5. Liaise with other Digital Forensic Research Units and Atlantic Council HQ to ensure successful execution of and public exposure for the Atlantic Council’s digital forensic research efforts
  6. Assist in the maintenance and development of digital research analyst network.



1. Professional qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience in digital research, design, writing, editing and communications
  • Strong background in technical aspects of web and digital communications functionality and in-depth knowledge of HTML and social media platforms as well as open source and social media investigation/intelligence
  • Strong project management experience preferred, including exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities to meet deadlines independently and within a team across the organization and time zones
  • Ability to operate as a “digital Sherlock Holms


2. Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Business Analytics, Data Science, Information Systems or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs is highly desired


3. Language skills:

  • English: SLP 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001.
  • Russian: fluent (particularly for reading media and online research).
  • Language skills in Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian a plus.


4. Standard Automated Data Processing (ADP) Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with CSS, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and web publishing.
  • Working knowledge of MAC computer systems and programs
  • Experience maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.).


5. Desired: previous NATO administrative experience​


Please, apply by sending your CV and a motivational letter to linda [dot] curika [at] stratcomcoe [dot] org. In application, please write a tweet why we should hire you.


Deadline for applications: 17.03.2016.