AlgorithmWatch is hiring for various positions

AlgorithmWatch is a human rights organization based in Berlin and Zurich. Evaluating the social impact of algorithmic decision-making (ADM) and AI-based systems, it is dedicated to ensuring that these systems are used to strengthen human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Job details

Location

Berlin, Germany

Salary

Various

Contract

Permanent

Project Lead

  • Part-time (30-32 h per week)
  • Desired starting date: 1 March or 1 April 2023
  • Deadline for applications: 13 February 2023, 23:59 CEST

Your role

  • You develop and test ideas and methods to make use of the DSA’s and other laws‘ options to access and analyze platform data.
  • You coordinate the activities of our team working on the issue, consisting of a senior social scientist, a policy and advocacy manager, and a campaigning and PR manager, interacting directly with the Head of Policy and Advocacy and the Executive Director.
  • You co-develop and coordinate the development of AlgorithmWatch’s policy positions on the issue, and you are part of advocating for them vis-à-vis decision makers – in writing as well as in person.
  • You liaise with our global network of outstanding academics to pool our and their expertise to co-develop ideas and methods, in order to maximize impact. In consultation with the team, you commission external experts for selected tasks and analyses and oversee their work.
  • You build and intensify coalitions with like-minded organizations and develop strategies to massively increase the accountability of platforms to the people affected by their actions.
  • You publish your results in the form of discussion and research papers and policy positions, with the option of occasional publications in academic journals – providing the opportunity to build a track record for yourself in one of the most current and relevant fields of political, social, and data science.

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PR & Outreach Manager

  • Full- or part-time, 30-40 h per week
  • Desired starting date: as soon as possible
  • Deadline for applications: 12 February 2023, 23:59 CET

Your role

  • You support us in planning, producing, coordinating, and publishing all of AlgorithmWatch‘s communication output: Social Media and website posts, journalistic articles, and larger publications.
  • You develop communication concepts with your PR colleagues, in exchange with our policy and project teams in Berlin and Zurich. You coordinate PR activities with partner organizations and our sponsors.
  • You write articles and press releases and contribute to our newsletters.
  • You maintain the media contact list as well as the network distribution list and answer requests from media representatives and from our community.
  • You are involved in carrying out and developing our digital content and Social Media strategy.
  • You support us in planning and organizing public (online and real-life) events.

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Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager

  • Full- or part-time (32-40 h per week)
  • Desired starting date: 1 March or 1 April 2023
  • Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023, 23:59 CEST

Your role

  • You develop and co-develop evidence-based policy positions, and you advocate for them vis-à-vis decision makers – in writing as well as in person.
  • You actively identify opportunities for translating these positions into campaigns and outreach activities addressed at the general public.
  • As a Senior member of the team, you guide and advise other team members in coordination with the Head of Policy & Advocacy.
  • You build and intensify coalitions with like-minded organizations and develop strategies to collaborate with communities particularly affected by the use of algorithmic / AI-based systems.

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