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Minor Safety and Exploitative Content Specialist



Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

This role is critical in supporting Discord to deeply understand and mitigate how harmful content, including child sexual abuse material, manifests on our platform, as well as investigating complex threats, advancing our investigative capabilities, and developing innovative approaches to prevent harm to our users, particularly minors.

Reporting to Exploitative Content Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in keeping Discord's platform safe for all users.

What you'll be doing

  • Identify and assess the capabilities and activities of threat actors involved in Minor Safety and Exploitative Content behaviors and produce intelligence reports to help initialize or support law enforcement investigations or activities and strengthen the company’s defenses
  • Demonstrate operational excellence when evaluating risks, threats, and user privacy in time-critical situations and execute decision-making while analyzing a variety of factors that include imminence of danger, sensitivities, and/or graphic content
  • Work collaboratively internally and externally in responding to sensitive issues, providing deep knowledge into different exploitative content types, and sharing insights and expertise about minor safety and exploitative content issues
  • Proactively identify currently undetected abuse by leveraging internal data, open-source intelligence, trusted partner information, and third-party private intelligence
  • Respond to users experiencing safety-related or high-harm issues and empathetically address their concerns
  • Identify effective strategies to prevent or disrupt abuse at scale and work collaboratively with other internal teams, including Policy, Product, Engineering, and Legal, to effect those strategies
  • Create, maintain, and develop internal resources around contemporary subject matter expertise, workflows, and process updates
  • Mentor and guide junior team members in the execution of their duties, including delivering internal training
  • Ability to work early morning and occasional weekend/ holiday shifts to support our global operations

You Will Thrive In This Role If

  • In-depth knowledge of minor safety-related harm archetypes and at least 3+ years of experience investigating, analyzing, assessing risk or acting on internet crimes against children, threat-based laws or policies (i.e. intelligence, law enforcement, or NGOs)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a high degree of investigative autonomy while meeting specific SLAs.
  • Previous experience working in a cross-functional environment, high-pressure, sensitive environment, with demonstrated ability to use risk-based assessments

Bonus Points

  • Proficiency with a second language
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Intelligence Studies, Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field
  • Experience utilizing SQL, Python, or other programming languages for data manipulation
  • Knowledge of common networking and routing protocols (e.g., TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to facilitate network communications
  • Experience with Discord’s API

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!