Research Analyst

Counter Extremism Project
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. We are seeking a dedicated research analyst with outstanding writing skills, and a strong foundational knowledge of extremist groups/entities and related counter-extremism and counterterrorism policy. 

A CEP research analyst is responsible for developing comprehensive research reports on extremist groups, individuals, and entities as well as drafting blog posts and detailed policy papers for a broad audience. The research analyst will work independently or with a four- to six-person team on a regular basis to produce high-quality materials to be reviewed by members of CEP’s executive leadership and/or published online for consumption by the general public, the media, and/or policymakers. Outstanding, clear, and concise writing skills are a must. 

The research analyst’s work will contribute to CEP’s extensive online research database and help to counter the extremist narrative by encouraging governments and members of the private sector to take action using concrete and compelling facts and figures. His or her work will serve as the foundation for advocating for critical public sector- and private sector-based policies to combat extremists and their ideology.

A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for advocacy and combatting extremism at the grassroots and policy levels. He or she will also have the capacity to translate ideas into action. 


  • Excellent research and drafting skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of extremist groups and counter-extremism policy
  • Knowledge and experience with clear, concise news-writing style   
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, especially in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and individually 
  • High-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals/deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences including those in the public and private sectors 
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office tools (especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Understanding of social media and web tools
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

Preferred Skills

  • Research and policy knowledge of a particular region strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of a foreign language related to regional expertise

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter, CV, and three writing samples by applying below.

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