The Washington Post is seeking a journalist steeped in open-source intelligence techniques to join Investigations. This new position adds a second OSINT reporter to our Rapid Response team and reflects our enthusiasm for methods that have redefined what is possible for investigative reporting.We are building on a record of ambitious OSINT-based collaborations produced by our newsroom. Those include a video-based reconstruction of the clearing of Lafayette Square, which last year won the Alfred I. duPont silver baton award, and the Jan. 6 reconstruction “41 Minutes of Fear,” which was part of the package that just won the Pulitzer Prize for public service. These stories and others like them combine the talents of journalists from Rapid and Video’s Visual Forensics Unit as well as from Graphics, Design and other teams across the newsroom.
We are open to a range of possibilities for this job: The successful candidate could be a researcher at an NGO who identifies the perpetrators of atrocities using visual evidence, or an experienced journalist who has made open-source data a key part of their craft. The core requirement is that this person must have a track record of top-notch OSINT work and be familiar with the latest tools and techniques in this space. We are looking for someone who thrives in collaborative settings and is brimming with ideas and energy.