Classified archive project: Researcher and writer needed for fixed-term position

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About us

+972 Magazine is seeking a professional researcher and writer for a six-month project that combines archival work, storytelling, and journalism.

We are an English-language, independent, online news and political magazine that publishes on-the-ground reporting, investigative and in-depth features, analysis, and commentary on Israel-Palestine. We reach millions of readers across the globe, and are known for our high journalistic standards and for our impact reporting. The site is committed to fair journalism, equity, justice, and an end to occupation and apartheid.

+972 Magazine is published by the non-profit organization “972 — Advancement of Citizen Journalism,” which is owned and run by Palestinian and Israeli journalists. We do not represent nor are we aligned with any other organization, political party, or special interests.

We are committed to diversity in our team, and especially welcome applications from women and non-binary candidates, Palestinians, Mizrahim, Ethiopians, Russian-speakers, and members of the LGBTQ community. Not sure if you meet all the requirements for the position? We still highly encourage you to apply.

The job

Over the past months, we have gained exclusive access to an archive that includes unique documents on Israel’s abuses against Palestinians. We are looking for an experienced researcher and storyteller who has a knack for digging through archives and identifying the overall picture/story told by a trove of documents. The job will require spending several months in the archives followed by another several months of writing and publishing a feature based on the findings. This is a joint project with the Hebrew-language site Local Call.


  • Fluency in Hebrew;
  • Excellent storytelling, journalism, and writing abilities;
  • Ability to read through, summarize, and categorize documents;
  • Ability to transform archival materials into a feature that will be published on +972 and Local Call;
  • Experience working both alone and in a team setting;
    Proven experience in research, particularly archival research;
    Absolute discretion;
    Ability to meet deadlines;
    Arabic or English — a plus;

Terms of position

  • Half-time, competitive salary, social benefits;
  • The research work will take place mainly in the archives, located in Tel Aviv, and also includes meetings in Tel Aviv. The writing component can be done from home or from our offices in Tel Aviv or Haifa;
  • Allows fairly flexible hours;
  • A friendly, supportive, and empowering work environment.

To submit an application please fill out this form and attach a cover letter and a CV by April 10, 2022.

We will respond to all applications shortly after the deadline.

Work is expected to begin in mid-May.

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