Data Editor

Data Editor

Location: Remote position requiring travel to OCCRP’s HQ in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Applicant must work within timezones UTC +0 to UTC +4.

Deadline: March 14, 2021

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced data editor to work with our data team, editors and journalists around the world. You will scope out data-intensive projects for journalistic value and technical feasibility, and provide data support to large cross-border investigations.

This is not a typical data journalism role. Statistical analysis and data interactives are not the name of the game. Instead, much of your time will be spent working with our reporters to make effective use of large document troves and public records to find story leads related to crime and corruption. Previous data projects have often included an aspect of forensic analysis, such as Kocner’s library, as well as web scraping, flight or vessel tracking, or open source investigations.

You will have one foot in the editorial team and one in the data team. You will be working with the data team’s software developers, who build Aleph, our data platform for our reporters, and the data desk which handles incoming data requests from our regional editors and member centers. You will be trained to work in-depth with Aleph which houses thousands of datasets - leaks, company and property registries and public records - that our team has collected in order to help our reporters to follow the money.

Job Description

Essential Skills and Experience

Desirable Skills and Experience

We don’t expect applicants to be familiar with every technology we use. We do expect you to be comfortable with a subset of the following: Python data wrangling, interacting with servers using the command-line, SQL databases and a broad understanding of analytical techniques and data formats used in data journalism.

To Apply

To apply, please apply with a resume and cover letter at jobs[at] by March 14, 2021.

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologise that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]

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