Bellingcat is Hiring: Part-Time Data Scientist

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Who we are:

Bellingcat is an independent international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open source and social media investigation to probe a variety of subjects: crime, conflicts, corruption, secret operations, mis- and disinformation, extremist groups and many others. We have received multiple awards for our groundbreaking research and publications that shine a light on crimes and help bring perpetrators to account. Our people, which include paid staff, contributors and volunteers in more than 20 countries, work in a unique field where advanced technology, forensic research, journalism, investigations, transparency and accountability come together. Do you want to join this exciting adventure?

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a data scientist with web development skills who will help us discover openly accessible online information to turn it into a wide range of digital investigations. The primary focus will be to develop open source investigation tools, based on needs identified by our staff researchers and the global community of our contributors and volunteers. Additionally, the candidate should have experience in analyzing, researching and building machine-learning tools that will simplify the process of complex investigations.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about working for an international nonprofit organization that uses publicly available data and citizen journalist analysis to investigate various topics of public interest that advance transparency and brings perpetrators to account. Proven track record of working in the field of digital investigations is a must.


  • Support Bellingcat researchers during a wide range of open source investigations
  • Develop open source investigation tools for Bellingcat based on researchers’ needs and help build a new tools section on the organization’s website
  • Collaborate with tech partners on projects related to open source investigations
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems

Qualifications & Skills:

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