Open Source Researcher, Senior

Key Role:

Use cutting-edge research tools and techniques to research Publicly Available Information (PAI), including traditional and social media, support a Combatant Command in the areas of media monitoring. Use information environment assessments and operations as it relates to the Command’s priorities and security threats. Identify and account for synthetic actors in analyses. Evaluate target audiences and contribute to messaging and counter-messaging strategy formulation and evaluate narrative content development and develop the country and regional expertise to create strategic communications plans in support of our client's objectives. Work in a fast-paced and challenging environment to produce quick-turn, high-quality General Officer and Flag Officer (GO/FO)-level products and dive into areas of client interest to rigorously evaluate networks and discover trends. Engage across Command organizations to ensure synchronization of effort across multiple stakeholders and provide risk assessments across a range of topics and geographies. Travel to participate in information exchanges, workshops, and engagement with international allies and partner nations on topics germane to the areas of expertise, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience with the DoD or the intelligence community (IC)

-3+ years of experience in working with open source or social media

-Ability to conduct in-depth research, produce thorough, accurate reports, and communicate results through briefings, written reports, and verbal presentations, including to senior government leaders

-Ability to travel both CONUS and OCONUS

-TS/SCI clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-3+ years of experience with performing link analysis or trend identification to ascertain linkages and patterns, including those associated with crisis activity, incidents, and defense operations in an academic or professional environment

-2+ years of experience in working with intelligence or information derived from intelligence

-Experience with partner nation engagement activities or information sharing on behalf of the US government

-Knowledge of the European theater of operations and Combatant Command structure

-MA or MS degree in Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, or a related field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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