ICFJ Knight Fellow at the Organized Crime and Corruption Project 

The International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) flagship program, the ICFJ Knight Fellowships, and ICFJ’s partner, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), are seeking candidates for an ICFJ Knight Fellow. 

ICFJ Knight Fellows lead groundbreaking experiments and projects designed to improve people’s lives through cutting-edge journalism. OCCRP, a nonprofit dedicated to reporting on organized crime and corruption around the world, is developing open-source intelligence (OSINT) methods and tools that support its team's and member centers' investigative reporting. 

Together, the ICFJ Knight Fellowships and OCCRP seek a qualified and experienced researcher or investigator with knowledge of OSINT methods and tools for a year-long fellowship, during which s/he will:

  • assess ongoing investigations for opportunities to apply and develop new OSINT methods and tools
  • work with member centers on investigations using OSINT methods and tools; this includes travel to at least 3 member centers in different countries
  • seek out new OSINT methods and develop new tools to support investigations and their research
  • train key staff to use OSINT methods and tools for investigative reporting
  • write documentation that explains the use of the tools and methods applied and developed during the course of the fellowship

Fellow candidates should:

  • have extensive experience in using OSINT tools and methods in research and/or investigations and be able to provide summaries of past work as well as recommendations from previous projects/employers
  • have strong communication skills in English with which to communicate technical methods in an accessible way; other languages a plus
  • be available for extensive travel throughout the region (Eastern Europe/Central Europe/Balkans) 

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter, salary requirement, and three references with contact information using this form. Only complete applications will be considered.