Help the editor of Focus on Western Islamism, a new publication, develop this new counter-Islamist outlet from the ground-up. Investigative reporters will monitor, catalogue and report Islamist activities across the Western world.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Publish articles and blog posts;
- Maintain social media accounts;
- Expose Islamist activity through open-source research and undercover investigations;
- Submit FOIA requests;
- Cultivate sources, both academic and governmental as well as reform Muslims;
- Solicit writers;
- Contribute to a proprietary database on Islamist activities;
- Track big data, such as governmental funding databases;
- Edit occasional articles for FWI.
- At least one year of experience as a reporter, with resulting publications;
- Agreement with MEF's outlook that "radical Islam is the problem; moderate Islam is the solution";
- Knowledge of open-source research tools and techniques;
Optional, but helpful
- Proficiency in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, or Urdu;
- Experience parsing and analyzing large datasets;
- Legal work experience, including familiarity with drafting FOIA requests.
- Knowledge of social media advertising.
Anywhere in the United States.
- Non-profit competitive.
- Group medical health, vision, and dental.
- Group life, short term, and long-term disability insurance.
- 403(b) retirement plan.
- Commuter benefit plan.
Prepare an application that includes:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae.
- Two writing samples.
When the application is completed:
- Bundle the entire application as a single document, preferably in Adobe Acrobat (Word is also acceptable).
- Title it with your name in reverse order, without spacing, as in "ChurchillWinston."
- Submit the application to Thelma Prosser, at Prosser@MEForum.org by Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT.
About the Middle East Forum:
The Middle East Forum, an activist think tank founded in 1994 by Daniel Pipes, promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats. It does so in three ways:
- Intellectual, by providing information, context, and policy advice through publications, media appearances, lectures, and private consultations.
- Operational, by getting things done in Washington, on campus, in courts of law, and beyond.
- Philanthropic, by distributing about $2 million annually in separately earmarked funds to about 75 groups and individuals working to promote our goals