Accepting Applications: Arabic News Analyst


Job Description:
Exovera, an SOS International LLC company, is seeking an Arabic News Analyst to join our team. Exovera provides a range of global media monitoring and analysis services for public and private customers, including media alerts, ongoing media monitoring and expert analytics. The winning candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Arabic, and a deep understanding of the Middle East and Middle East issues, preferably related to Iraq. Furthermore, they must be an outstanding and swift writer in professional English with an analytic mind and a sophisticated understanding of International Affairs and global current events. We are looking for some proven experience in high-pace fields such as journalism, strategic communications, intelligence, political consulting, and the like. Leadership skills, familiarity with social media, information technology, analytics, and additional language fluency are major advantages.

The News Desk Analyst is part of a team working 24/7 and must be willing and able to work an unconventional schedule, including some overnight and weekend shifts. Shift work will include monitoring local, regional, and international print, broadcast, and social media sources. Synopses of appropriate news items and reports will be sent as alerts and analytic briefings sent to appropriate customer lists.

Essential Job Duties:

• Monitors print, social and broadcast media in English and Arabic, selects and assesses information according to both set and dynamic criteria

• Writes brief and succinct analytic overviews highlighting and assessing key information

• Contributes original analysis pieces on non-U.S. media content and coverage

• Distributes relevant stories and reports to customers, including high-level U.S. government officials

• Edits the work of colleagues ahead of publication

• May be tasked with oversight and guidance of more junior teammates

• Interacts with a range of online tools, including media aggregators, social media applications, computer analysis systems and databases

• Updates databases and web-based portals on a daily basis

• Responds to customer inquiries and correspondence

Minimum Requirements:
• Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field

• Strong interest and knowledge of global current events

• Knowledge of the Middle East and the Middle East news environment, preferably with experience in Iraq

Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic is required, familiarity with Iraqi dialects and idioms is preferred

• Ability to quickly process and organize large amounts of information and identify and assess items of greatest importance

• Proven skill and experience (at least 2 years) in professional writing and sophisticated analysis

• Relevant monitoring and analysis experience, and skill at objective analysis

• Comfort and experience disseminating information in a fast-paced environment

• Understanding of norms regarding effective use of social media

• Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize projects

• Demonstrated comfort with information technology and multimedia software, including publishing and analytics tools

• Maturity, honesty, and integrity

• Ability/flexibility and temperament to work long hours on occasion and potentially on short notice

Additional Information:
Work Environment• Requires commitment, flexibility and ability to work non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary

• Offers some schedule flexibility and occasional opportunities to work from home

POC: Anthony Miller, EXOVERA News Desk Manager


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