OCCRP Jobs

 

Bookkeeper/Finance Assistant

Date of Issuance: 24 November 2017

Location: Sarajevo

Terms: Entry level position, Full time, subject to 3 months’ probation period

For information about OCCRP please visit www.occrp.org

Principal Tasks

  • Book daily incoming and outgoing invoices;
  • Active participation in monthly accounting;
  • Prepare and upload documents to online financial reporting systems
  • Assistance with paperwork to Finance Manager for:
    • Yearly financial planning
    • Monthly reports to Program Managers
    • Prepare various documents for Audit purposes
    • Other financial paperwork preparations
  • Maintain inventory and general staff lists;
  • Communication with external suppliers and vendors
  • Communication with Finance Manager on other financial tasks

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Finance, or final year students;
  • Less than two years of work experience;
  • Advantage: Basic finance and accounting experience;
  • Fluent in English language, written and spoken and B/C/S languages;
  • B&H citizenship or the right to reside and work in B&H;
  • Ability to stay focused during repetitive tasks;
  • Ability to multitask and organize their time accordingly;
  • Ability to work well with people from a range of countries, languages and backgrounds, online and in person;
  • Ability to work independently, while asking for guidance when needed;
  • Computer literate with experience using Microsoft Office applications;

To apply, please email a detailed Resume and brief Letter of Interest to jobs(at)occrp.org by December 10th, 2017. All applications must be submitted in English. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

 


 

Assistant Editor

Date of Issuance: 24 November 2017

Looking to develop your editorial and investigative skills while working for one of the world’s largest and most effective investigative reporting organizations? The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is hiring an assistant editor in our Sarajevo office.

We’re looking for a talented, ambitious, and tenacious editor to help us turn our network’s in-depth, complex investigations into clear, compelling, readable stories.

What we need:

  • You must be a native English speaker with excellent writing skills.
  • You must be an excellent slinger of copy -- able to polish sentences, paragraphs, and stories (often written by non-native speakers) until they shine.
  • You must be adept at getting inside the reader’s head. This means analyzing complex investigative stories and repackaging them in a way that makes sense to non-specialists.
  • A significant portion of the job will involve helping coordinate a vast, sometimes complex editorial workflow among multiple partner centers in many countries. Organizational skills are key. Project management experience is a plus.
  • You must be thick-skinned and able to handle the rigors of a demanding workplace. There is little time for hand-holding. You must be proactive, improvisational, and able to take charge with little guidance.
  • You must be well-versed in international politics, corruption, and organized crime.
  • A strong familiarity with the former Soviet region is a plus. So is Russian-language proficiency.

This position is not for everybody. But if you’re hungry, a self-starter, tolerant of ambiguity, able to improvise, and graceful under pressure, we want to hear from you. Let OCCRP become a decisive next step in your journalistic career.

If you’re interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and several clips or writing samples to jobs(at)occrp.org.

This position is based in OCCRP’s main office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. OCCRP can assist with relocation and work authorization formalities.

This position is full-time, subject to a six-month probation period. Please be available to start as early as possible in the new year.

 


 

Video Editor

Location: Russian Federation

Term: Full time, subject to 6 months’ probation period. The contract period is for 2 years, and there may be renewal opportunities at the end of that time.

Date of Issuance: 20 November 2017

For information about OCCRP please visit www.occrp.org

Principal Tasks

  • Managing investigative video projects initiated by reporters under direct supervision
  • Video and script editing stories with investigative content
  • Pitching investigative video ideas
  • Training video editors and video journalists from Russian language media
  • Assisting with outreach to regions of the Russian Federation
  • Liaising with training partners and helping to identify suitable trainees
  • Working with other JDN editors and fact-checkers as required
  • Contributing to special projects and assisting with local research for JDN as requested

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional video experience, ideally including activity relating to media development, anti-corruption, transparency or international development.
  • At least 3 years of video reporting and editing experience
  • High proficiency in both script writing and editing
  • Fluency in video editing applications (Premier Pro CC)
  • Adobe After Effects competency a plus
  • Familiarity with organized crime and corruption issues
  • Russian citizenship and native Russian language speaker
  • Very good command of the English language (oral and written skills)
  • Solid news judgment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-energy, deadline-oriented environment.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and your resume to jobs(at)occrp.org by 1 December 2017. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

 


 

Regional Editor

Date of Issuance: 06 November 2017

Looking to change the world? The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), one of the world’s largest and most innovative investigative reporting organizations (occrp.org), is hiring up to three senior investigative editors for its global network of partners.  The positions are:

  • African regional editor to be based in Johannesburg or a major African city
  • Latin America regional editor based in Bogota and fluent in Spanish

OCCRP has the resources, support structure and international network to take on the most difficult stories working with the best people. If you want to do the best stories in the world – this is the platform from which to do it. We need talented and motivated editors to lead teams of cross-border reporters on global impact stories examining the flows of illegal money around the world, drug trafficking, grand corruption and the hidden world of global illicit activities. This is not a desk-riding copy editing or rewrite position but a hybrid editing/coordinating/reporting position for people interested in working directly on stories.

You must prove you know follow-the-money journalism. The best candidates will have at least 10 years’ experience in investigative reporting and five years in investigative editing but show us you have talent in nailing the big story and we’ll be interested. Data journalism skills are a plus. Pay is competitive and includes benefits and a housing stipend for those travelling. You should be a self-starter with high standards and the ability to work across cultures and languages. Teaching and leadership skills are a must, as is a deep understanding and love of story-telling.

The position starts in January. OCCRP is a leading innovator in cross-border reporting and has won more than 100 international awards for its work. With a staff of 15 editors/coordinators, 8 investigative researchers, 10 technologists and more than 160 regular cooperating journalists, OCCRP produces more than 80 major investigative projects per year including stories no other organization can do. OCCRP is a Maryland-based non-profit and a trade name of the Journalism Development Network.

Send a CV and a letter of interest to jobs(at)occrp.org. We'll be also be at GIJN South Africa interviewing people. Email to set up a meeting.

 


 

Data Analyst

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Term: Full time, subject to 6 months’ probation period. The contract period is for 2 years, and there may be renewal opportunities at the end of that time.

Date of Issuance: 1 November 2017

For information about OCCRP please visit www.occrp.org

Principal Tasks

  • Assisting investigative reporters with research requests relating to big data; helping find ways for them to handle big data for an investigative story;
  • Pitching data-based investigations and working on a team to pull these investigations together;
  • Scraping and parsing data from online sources and leaks and integrating them into OCCRPs data infrastructure.
  • Working with other JDN technology experts, editors, researcher and fact-checkers as required;
  • Contributing to special projects and assisting with local research for JDN as requested.
  • Helping to forward the field of investigative reporting through the architecture and design of complex data systems;

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, ideally including activities relating to media development, anti-corruption, transparency, open data, or international development.
  • High proficiency in using relevant applications and programming languages
  • Familiarity with organized crime and corruption issues
  • Native Russian language speaker
  • Very good command of the English language (oral and written skills)
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-energy, deadline-oriented environment.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and your resume to jobs(at)occrp.org by 30 November 2017. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

 


 

Daily News Interns (ongoing)

Location: Sarajevo

We are looking for talented young reporters with sharp news writing skills and an interest in investigative journalism to join us as interns. Internships range from three to six months at our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fluency in a second language spoken in the region is preferred. Candidates from (or with ties to) the region are also encouraged. The internship pays a small monthly stipend that goes part way toward covering living expenses.

Corruption and the rigging of the global economy by the powerful is the story of our time. Join us if you want to learn more about how the world of dirty money works, and to gain familiarity with the skills needed to report on it.

Those interested should send an email with a CV, cover letter and at least three writing samples to jobs(at)occrp.org.

 


 

Journalists (ongoing)

OCCRP works with teams of regional journalists on cross-border investigative stories both in broadcast and print formats.  It does not hire full-time journalists.  Reporters must have citizenship from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland,  Turkey, the Baltics, a Caucasus country, or a former CIS Central Asian country.  Those interested in working on an OCCRP story send a CV and links to your published stories to jobs(at)occrp.org.

 


 

Technology Interns (ongoing)

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is looking for an intern with experience in software development or systems administration for a three month period with a possibility of a three month extension. Experience gained in the classroom and through personal application will be accepted. Over the period, you will work with OCCRP's technical team in Sarajevo, as well as OCCRP's staff elsewhere in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. You will experience the challenges of working in a difficult social and political environment, where we work to expose organized crime syndicates and corrupt politicians. You will work with our team to manage and build complicated software systems, fend off attacks on our networks, and assist journalists with data analysis.

Applicants should have excellent analytical skills, and should have at least some familiarity with Linux, Python, major databases (both SQL and NoSQL), and some understanding of modern cryptography and security tools, but enthusiasm and ability and willingness to learn are more important than current technical skills. We are looking for students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Network Engineering, or Engineering ideally, but other fields are not excluded. An understanding of Russian, Romanian, or Balkan languages is a plus.

Tasks will include: Software development (Python, Javascript, Bash, PHP, Java and more) , data management (scraping, mapping, database management), system management (Docker, nginx, and various other systems), documentation and testing new software applications , various other technical work.

Interns will be required to reside in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the duration of the internship. A basic stipend to cover housing and food costs will be provided during the period.

Those interested should send an email with a letter of interest to rysiek (at) occrp.org.