Researcher

Binyamina, Israel

About us:

ActiveFence identifies and tracks harmful content online. We support technology platforms, corporate enterprises, NGOs and governments as they fight terror, hate speech, disinformation, child sexual abuse, and other malicious activities on the internet, protecting the public online and offline. Using AI-powered technology and a cross-platform approach, ActiveFence accesses and monitors hidden sources of chatter in the deep and dark web in order to counter malicious activities online. ActiveFence has become a trusted partner to a variety of organizations in the battle against bad actors across the globe. 

Job Responsibilities:

As a researcher at ActiveFence, you’ll need to master one of the practice areas we focus on (e.g. countering disinformation or hate speech). You’ll need to process large amounts of data – both qualitative and quantitative – and reach valuable insights regarding, for example, indicators of online threats, ways of distributing content, motivations and trends.  You will be responsible for:  

  • Making sense of data and telling a ‘story’ in a compelling way. 
  • Conducting analyses to understand the motivations, tactics and trends of malicious activities online- across social networks, messaging apps and forums. 
  • Pressure testing OSINT analyst findings to further the OSINT work.
  • Creating customer-facing presentations/ whitepapers/ documents and presenting findings regularly (phone or in person).

Skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent research, storytelling and writing abilities
  • At least 3 years of experience in research/ intelligence analysis
  • OSINT experience – plus
  • Native English speaker – plus
  • Previous experience researching disinformation campaigns, online fraud, or hate speech – a huge plus
  • Experience in any of the following is a plus: online marketing, consulting, investigative journalism, experience at global enterprises
  • Political science background, broad geopolitical understanding – a plus
  • Organized, motivated, great at cross-functional work
  • Amazing attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment