Media Content Monitoring Consultant at IREX

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IREX

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Media Content Monitoring Consultant
International • United States

Description

POSITION TITLE: Media Content Monitoring Consultant

REPORTS TO: IREX Program Representative

LOCATION: Remote - Can work from any location

ABOUT IREX

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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



ATTITUDES:
  • A strong commitment to the success of IREX partners



TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to tmedia@irex.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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

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.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F

PI121038710


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