Disinformation Analyst, Center on Extremism

Anti-Defamation League | New York or anywhere ADL has an office, NY, United States

Posted Date 10/04/2021

POSITION TITLE: Disinformation Analyst, Center on Extremism
REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Director, Center on Extremism
LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office; NY preferred
GRADE/CLASS: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-Eligible


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no individual or community suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.?

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt—an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015. He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency. Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading its capabilities and pioneering new horizons.


The Disinformation Analyst will be responsible for tracking, researching, and analyzing misinformation and disinformation. This includes – but is not limited to – using tools to collect and analyze social and news media content and assessing trends related to how misinformation and disinformation animates extremist movements and groups. Working closely with COE experts, the Disinformation Analyst will develop and report findings to relevant agency staff and external partners and participate in planning and carrying out responses to research findings.

Investigate how extremists use and are influenced by disinformation campaigns
Identify and analyze the impact of disinformation on extremist activities
Gather information from a wide variety of sources, including traditional media, social media, and open-source intelligence
Help develop qualitative and quantitative analysis of subject area, potentially with the use of a range of technical tools
Develop background and briefing materials for agency staff and external partners, including law enforcement, via written reports and verbal presentations
Assist in planning and executing ADL responses to research findings
Produce reports, articles, letters, blogs and other materials, potentially in tandem with other analysts and subject matter experts across COE
Present finding to various internal and external audiences

Respond to requests for information and research from regional and CSC staff, as well as various outside constituents and partners
Take on additional research projects


Experience with social media listening tools such as Buzzsumo, Hubspot, or Dataminer and OSINT techniques and tools
Familiarity with research and analytical tools at-large, and ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly
Established familiarity with issues related to disinformation, propaganda, or extremism
Ability to switch between quantitative and qualitative analytical lenses
Ability to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced multi-tasking environment
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
Excellent research skills, on traditional and online platforms
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Ability to demonstrate good judgment under pressure

Work Experience:
Three or more years in advocacy or policy-oriented research environment, journalism, or social sciences research or equivalent experience required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; graduate degree preferred'

Work Environment: 
ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen.   

This position is a Grade F1, which has an average salary range of $76,000 - $96,000. This salary range is reflective of a position in New York, New York. Please note that salaries are commensurate with experience, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.

ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. ADL is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state or local laws.  
ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact Talent & Knowledge at [email protected]  

?ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State, Local, and Federal laws. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume using the provided link: https://careers-adl.icims.com/jobs/1699/disinformation-analyst%2c-center-on-extremism/job

Full Time
Advocacy | Research | Social Media
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