Job Location: Flexible; with Latin America preferred
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Category: Staff

Overview

The DFRLab is expanding its work in Latin America and is hiring an Assistant Director specializing in project management and communications across Latin America. This position will play an essential role in growing the DFRLab’s capacity across the region, building on its established presence and ongoing work documenting disinformation and other elements of the regional information environment, and providing training for local partners. The Assistant Director, Latin America, will focus on building the counter-disinformation capacity of regional partners across media, civil society, and democratic institutions.

The Assistant Director, Latin America, will provide coordination and support across training and research streams. They will also provide training on narrative campaigns and strategic communications for local partners, in coordination with the broader team. They will work with the DFRLab’s Latin America-based researchers, members of the DFRLab’s global research and project management teams, and broader Atlantic Council experts, and will coordinate with local partners to achieve project goals.

In order to responsibly cover harmful narratives targeting women and vulnerable populations, and work to build the capacity of these groups, the DFRLab will ensure that women are included as critical stakeholders throughout our work in the region. We commit to gender parity on the project team and in the trainings we offer in the region, and we will prioritize partnerships with local experts focused on the disinformation that targets these groups.

We are hiring for an immediate start. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until an offer has been accepted. The DFRLab is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of any gender, racial, and/or ethnic identity, parents, people with disabilities, veterans, and people of various educational backgrounds. The recruitment process will entail multiple conversations with DFRLab staff. The first interview will be with members of the DFRLab team who have relevant substantive expertise, while the second will be with staff who will manage or partner with the preferred candidate. Candidates who advance to the final stage should expect to complete a writing exercise in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities

  • Set and direct project deadlines across the DFRLab’s Latin America programming.
  • Provide high quality, timely administrative and logistical support to the DFRLab’s Latin America team and project management staff (e.g., scheduling, data organization, notetaking, metrics reporting).
  • Serve as a liaison for local media, civil society organizations, public institutions, and research partners.
  • Support the process of adapting curricula and provide logistical support for local trainings on open-source investigative techniques and narrative responses to disinformation for regional partners.
  • Deliver trainings related to strategic communications and communication campaigning alongside research staff, as needed.
  • Contribute to regional research, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Fluency, including excellent writing skills, in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills, including identifying, balancing, and rapidly shifting priorities, as needed.
  • Experience with strategic communications.
  • Professional familiarity with journalism or analytical research.
  • Professional experience interacting with civil society groups and/or government officials.
  • Knowledge of the regional political landscape, especially as it relates to disinformation.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently on project outputs.
  • Proven interest in the overlap between international relations, human rights, communications, technology trends, social media, and online information environments.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced reading, writing, and listening skills in Portuguese.
  • Experience running trainings or teaching communications skills.
  • Experience with open-source research methodologies.
  • General familiarity with data analysis software.

Explore the Program

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Eligibility to work in the United States is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.

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Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Eligibility to work in the United States is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.