Media Content Monitoring Consultant International • United States
POSITION TITLE: Media Content Monitoring Consultant
REPORTS TO: IREX Program Representative
LOCATION: Remote - Can work from any location
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.
IREX is seeking a media content monitoring consultant to review and analyze content of media outlets, as requested by IREX, and provide evaluative reports on their content using a reporting template to be provided by IREX. Content to be monitored may include news bulletins, current affairs programs, magazine programs, multimedia reports, and debate programs. Reports will focus on qualitative assessments of the media outlets' ability to meet standards of professional journalism, whether the content meets the needs of its audience, whether the content is consistent with the goals and objectives of IREX's program, whether content quality has benefitted from training and related assistance, and additional criteria as determined by IREX.
The consultant is to work remotely and is not required to be located in a specific location during this consultancy. IREX may award work to more than one candidate under this solicitation, depending on the needs of the program. IREX anticipates awarding initial consultancies for a period of 2-3 months, from July, 2020 through October 31, 2020, with the potential for extension at IREX's discretion. Candidates must be willing and able to commit to the full period.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consultant will analyze and provide reports on radio, television, and online media content of IREX's partner media outlets using a reporting template to be provided by IREX.
Consultant will participate in feedback sessions on the reports they produce with IREX, discussing the content of their reports at the request of IREX.
LEVEL OF EFFORT
Upon receiving a monitoring assignment, IREX and the consultant will agree on an estimate of time required to complete the duties described above.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in a journalistic capacity in a broadcast and/or online newsroom setting with some experience at senior editorial or editorial-management level required
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in media monitoring and evaluation preferred
Experience working in political transition and post-conflict environments is preferred
Experience working in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) geographic region is preferred
Excellent communication skills
Advanced or Native fluency in Arabic is required
Excellent English-language written skills required
Advanced or Native fluency in Kurdish is desired
Ability to work under pressure
A strong commitment to the success of IREX partners
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add the word "Media Content Monitoring Consultant" in the subject of the email. Applicants may be required to undertake a written assessment as part of the interview process. Please provide proposed rate in cover letter.
Shortlisted candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Prior to engagement candidates will be asked to provide references. Engagement will require a successful reference check.