Analyst, Terrorist Content Analytics Platform (TCAP)

  • Individual Contributor
  • Remote-Friendly
  • London, UK

Website techvsterrorism Tech Against Terrorism

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The role:

Tech Against Terrorism is looking for two TCAP analysts to support the implementation of the expansion of the TCAP. The role includes open-source intelligence and analysis, as well as policy issues concerning technology, tech policy, terrorism, human rights, and digital rights. The role is well-suited for someone with subject-matter knowledge in Counter Terrorism, Security, Tech Policy, International Politics or a similar field.

Prior experience in open-source intelligence (OSINT) is highly desirable for this role. In particular we welcome applicants with demonstrable experience monitoring messaging and social media platforms for terrorist content. The successful candidates will work across the Research, Open-Source Intelligence and TCAP teams at Tech Against Terrorism and report to the OSINT and Research Managers.

Please be aware that this role involves exposure to violent, graphic and/or otherwise distressing content. Tech Against Terrorism will provides specialist training and support on both a group and 1-2-1 basis. Applicants are advised to take this into account when applying for this position.


  • Work as part of the TCAP content sourcing team to identify, analyse and triage terrorist content on the internet.
  • This includes learning how to conduct Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and analyse how terrorist actors and groups use the internet
  • Contribute to devising policies for the expansion of TCAP alerts, its archive, and technical tools
  • Assisting on policy, outreach, and administrative TCAP workstreams
  • Supporting the organisation of (and background research for) TCAP office hours, webinars, and other events
  • Producing written products for internal and external use, such as OSINT briefs, the TCAP newsletters, and weekly readers’ digest
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Opportunity to assist the wider Tech Against Terrorism team on a range of projects involving countering terrorist use of the internet, tech policy, human rights, and the rule of law
  • Supporting the Tech Against Terrorism team with other administrative tasks as required


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field (security, war studies, intelligence, etc)
  • Ability to read Arabic or Urdu is highly desirable
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to analyse or describe complex findings in impeccable English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of terrorist use of the internet and how to identify official material produced by these entities
  • Demonstrated experience in open source intelligence and analysis
  • Ability to work in our London office
  • Strong research skills and ability to identify key pieces of information in large amounts of material
  • Exceptional time management, organisational skills, and attention to detail
  • Engaging and motivated attitude and ability to take constructive feedback
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

Personal qualities

  • Organisation, time management and attention to detail: you are well organised and are able to work on multiple projects to a very high quality
  • Problem solving: you are solution oriented and innovative in how you approach challenges and blockers
  • Strong team player: you thrive working as part of a close knit team. You proactively seek solutions to problems in a contructive and collaborative manner.
  • Analytical and innovative mindset: you identify gaps in existing processes and suggest improvements by regularly bringing new ideas
  • Communication: you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and you communicate effectively and diplomatically with both colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Expertise: deep interest and demonstrated knowledge in the subject-matter, including terrorist use of the internet, OSINT methodologies, operational security, intelligence writing style.

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