Digital Investigator

Work Location: Remote
Requisition Number: 1079
# of Openings: 1





Position Title: Digital Investigator                                            FLSA:            Exempt

Reports to: MENA Regional Advisor                                       Grade: 

Direct Reports: MENA Regional Advisor                                 Job Code/Number:

Department: Program                                                                Created/Revised: 2020

Location: Washington, DC                                                       Approved by HR:


The information contained in this description indicates the general nature and expectations of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job, and cannot reasonably encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by their supervisor.



The Digital Investigator will identify, and then investigate, cases of disinformation and online harassment in the Farsi-speaking online space, as they are relate to disinformation and online harassment campaigns. The Digital Investigator will identify and expose cases of disinformation and online harassment using open source data and research, and produce case reports. The Digital Investigator will submit reports to Freedom House’s Fact House, a platform set up to investigate disinformation and other harmful activities online. Investigations will be done remotely, but the Digital Investigator is expected to keep clear and open channels of communication with the Fact House Manager on the progress of cases. This position requires a Digital Investigator with native fluency in Farsi. This is a fulltime position.




Skills and Competencies :

  • Native fluency in Farsi
  • Strong understanding of the Farsi media landscape, including traditional media and social media
  • Demonstrated skills in research and analysis, with an emphasis on open source research skills and methodologies
  • Knowledge of the Farsi online environment on Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, and Facebook
  • Familiarity with the concepts of disinformation, digital literacy, and online harassment
  • Familiarity with topics relating to human rights, democracy, and technology, with a focus on Iran.
  • Strong understanding of history, culture, politics and regional dynamics of the MENA region, with an emphasis on Iran.
  • Experience working remotely and independently on projects
  • Detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment



General Working Conditions:

  • Remote


Disclaimer    : This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks     and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.





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