MENA Investigative Editor

MENA Investigative Editor

Location: Applicant to be based in MENA region.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

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

OCCRP is seeking to hire an investigative editor to join its team of cross-border investigative journalists and editors. The editor will join the organization’s Middle East and North Africa team and is expected to commission, manage/mentor, and help produce high-quality cross-border investigations that have a real-world impact and directly address the scourge of organized crime and corruption in the region. Critically, the person should be familiar with the high standards of OCCRP. The editor will be preferably based in a country in the Middle East or North Africa, such as Lebanon or Iraq and ideally will be a citizen or permanent resident of one of those countries. However, we will consider people in a similar time zone. The editor will work closely with OCCRP editors and journalists around the world.

We are looking for a solid, proven investigative reporter/editor who is fluent in Arabic and English (written and spoken) and who can work efficiently with our partners and independent journalists from the MENA region.

The ideal candidate has experience in investigative reporting and some experience in editing and managing teams. They will be responsible for developing cross-border investigative stories.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

Person Description



To Apply

To apply, please email to jobs[at]

All applications must be submitted in English. The investigative samples can be in Arabic. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We apologize 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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