Arabic & Kurdish News Desk Analyst (Independent Contractor)


Exovera LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOSi is seeking a Kurdish & Arabic News Desk Analyst (Independent Contractor) to join our team. The winning candidate will be fluent in Kurdish 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 News Desk Analyst is part of a team working 24/7 and must be willing and able to work on a variable shift schedule, including weekend, and when necessary, overnight shifts. Shift work will include analyzing local, regional, and international print, broadcast, and social media sources.


Monitors Arabic & 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 Arabic media content and coverage

Interacts with a range of online tools, including media aggregators, basic analysis systems and databases (training provided)


Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field (or commensurate experience)

Strong interest and knowledge of regional and global current events

Native fluency or near native fluency in Arabic and Kurdish is required

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

Working Conditions

Requires commitment, flexibility and ability to work non-traditional hours including nights or weekends on a rotating shift schedule

Requird to work overnight shifts

Offers some schedule flexibility and occasional opportunities to work from home

Independent Contractor (IC) employment / Part-Time work / Non-Exempt (No benefits)

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.

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