Kurdish Media Analyst (Contractor)

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2020 10:54 AM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


EXOVERA, an SOS International LLC (SOSi) company is seeking an independent Kurdish Media Analyst (contractor) to join our team. The winning candidate will be fluent in Kurdish (both verbal and written) and Arabic and will be an outstanding writer in English. The analyst must have an analytic mind and a sophisticated understanding of local and regional current events. We are looking for proven experience in high-pace fields such as journalism, strategic communications, public relations, intelligence, political consulting, and the like. Familiarity with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the surrounding region is strongly preferred. Experience with social media, information technology, analytics, and additional language fluency are also advantages.


The Kurdish Language Media Analyst is part of a team working 24/7 and must be willing and able to work remotely on a variable shift schedule, including weekend, and occasionally, overnight shifts. Shift work will include analyzing local, regional, and international print, broadcast, and social media sources.


  • Monitors Kurdish-language print and broadcast news media sources and selects content according to ongoing and emerging customer requirements
  • Writes succinct synopses and analytic overviews in professional English highlighting and assessing key information
  • Contributes original analysis pieces on Kurdish (and possibly also Arabic) media content and coverage
  • Interacts with a range of online tools, including media aggregators, basic analysis systems and databases (training provided)


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field
  • Strong interest and knowledge of regional and global current events
  • Native fluency or near native fluency in Kurdish is required
  • Additional fluency in Modern Standard Arabic (and ideally, colloquial Iraqi dialect) is strongly preferred
  • Proven skill and experience (at least 2 years) in professional English-language writing
  • Ability to quickly process and organize large amounts of information and identify and assess items of greatest importance
  • Experience related to monitoring and sophisticated analysis, including an ability to identify biases and remain objective.
  • Comfort and experience managing information in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated comfort with information technology and multimedia software, including publishing and analytics tools
  • Maturity, honesty, and integrity
  • Ability/flexibility and temperament to work on a shift schedule, occasionally on short notice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional fluency in Modern Standard Arabic (and ideally, colloquial Iraqi dialect) is strongly preferred
  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field is strongly preferred

Working Conditions

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


About Exovera:

Exovera LLC (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of defense contractor SOSi, has been providing media services and technology solutions for government and military operations around the world since 2006.  Exovera NarrativesTM is a unique platform that harnesses the value of big (media) data across hundreds of thousands traditional and social media sources to analyze campaign engagement at scale. We enable communications professionals and influencers to a) understand what their audiences are thinking based on their media consumption, b) refine their messaging and c) measure their campaign ROI.


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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