OpenDemocracy’s groundbreaking Tracking the Backlash project investigates organised opposition to women’s and LGBT rights across the world. Over the last year OpenDemocracy has: revealed several hundred million dollars of ‘dark money’ from US Christian Right groups supporting anti-rights campaigns globally – including attacks on Europe’s courts; exposed coordinated anti-abortion projects targeting vulnerable pregnant women with misinformation and using them “like guinea pigs” for untested and unregulated treatments; and documented the global scale of World Health Organization guidelines not being followed during the pandemic, putting women’s lives and health at risk.
OpenDemocracy’s investigations were cited more than 400 times in 2020, across the global media – including by the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, the Independent, Euronews, Mother Jones and Vice. OpenDemocracy’s findings have also triggered action from lawmakers and social media platforms. We collaborate across borders and backgrounds and support young women and LGBTIQ people with fellowships so they can develop their investigative skills. OpenDemocracy’s work has been nominated for numerous press awards.
OpenDemocracy is now looking for an experienced and ambitious Europe Editor to lead their feminist investigative journalism across the continent (including eastern Europe and the South Caucasus), while working closely with their growing global team.
OpenDemocracy is looking for a skilled English-language editor who can work closely with reporters and early-career trainee fellows to guide and ensure high-quality work, from the idea stage to publication (including the development of investigative hypotheses and methodologies, as well as the production of clear writing and compelling storytelling). This is an exciting opportunity for someone with several years of experience in investigative journalism, who wants to challenge the exclusion of the voices and rights of diverse women and LGBTIQ people from the media and investigative agenda.
Tracking the Backlash is a unique project that is breaking new ground, both in terms of what we uncover and how we work – collaboratively, across borders and backgrounds. We particularly encourage women and LGBTIQ people to apply for this position.
Find all the details and apply here.