Opportunities
Director of Social Media and Audience Acquisition
Location: Washington, DC
Job type: Full Time
Director of Social Media and Audience Acquisition​ Position Overview:
Al-Monitor, a trusted and award winning independent source of Middle East news and analysis, is seeking a Director of Social Media and Audience Acquisition to design and implement strategies for expanding Al-Monitor’s growing international and U.S.-based audiences, develop media partnerships, and further expand brand awareness and revenue growth. 
The candidate must have a proven record of designing and implementing audience acquisition strategies across digital platforms, including social media, video, syndication and partnerships.
The ideal candidate should have a record of attaining regular and sustained increased audience gains; a well-established  network with social media companies; deep technical knowledge of backend platform designs,  algorithms, and  regulations; and exceptional multitasking and interpersonal skills so as to efficiently and cohesively manage our company’s social media accounts.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
Designing and implementing effective social media marketing and audience acquisition strategies
Expanding audience and brand awareness according to clearly defined performance metrics, including revenue growth
Managing Al-Monitor social media accounts and regularly updating them with the latest news and content
Staying up-to-date with social media trends as well as the latest digital technologies, and integrating them into Al-Monitor operations
Guiding internal teams for maintaining cohesive social media and audience acquisition strategies
Communicating with the industry professionals through social media for creating a strong network
Monitoring user engagement and SEO and also suggesting methods for content optimization
Preparing weekly/monthly reports on ROI and web traffic 
Facilitating communication between the clients and the company by responding to queries, getting reviews and organizing chats or Q&A sessions
Design and implement plans to create social ‘hype’ regarding new launches
Liaising with designers and writers for ensuring that the content remains informative as well as appealing
Requirements:
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Mass Communication, Journalism or a relevant field
At least five years of experience as a Social Media Strategist
Proven experience in driving revenue through audience development
Experience of increasing audience and brand awareness by using social media
Experience with news content management systems
Ability to identify the preferences of our target audience and accordingly build social media content
Sound knowledge of web traffic metrics and SEO tools
Strong verbal as well as written communication skills
Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
A keen eye for details
Compensation:
Competitive based on experience.
Qualified candidates should send CV, include links to recent work and cover letter to  with “Director of Social Media and Audience Acquisition” in the subject line.
 
Congressional Correspondent
Location: Washington, DC
Job type: Full Time
Congressional Correspondent Position Overview:
Al-Monitor, a trusted and award winning independent source of Middle East news and analysis, is seeking a Congressional Correspondent to work with its senior correspondents and news managers to write daily stories focusing on the Middle East as a member of the Congress press corps, and fill in on other beats such as Pentagon, State Department, and the White House as needed.
The ideal candidate must have a proven track record as a journalist and news writer with a commitment to accuracy and fairness, a strong work ethic, and  an active social media presence,  as well as headline writing skills and a keen sense of what makes compelling news. 
The ideal candidate should have a background in Middle East news and policy, understanding of the legislative process and reading of bills, an established network among members and staff of both parties, breaking news, sharp headlines and fast, accurate and compelling news writing. 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
Work with Al-Monitor's news managers and senior correspondents to produce as many as 2-4 stories daily (including quick news pieces and longer reporting) focusing on Middle East issues facing Congress.
Attend regular Congressional briefings and cover lawmakers at off-site events. Produce round-up event coverage for Al-Monitor events. 
Develop strong headlines that maximize the impact and reach of each article.
Work with the social media and video teams to maximize the multimedia aspects of each article and maximize audience reach.
Ensure each story has the most compelling embedded SEO to maximize discovery of content on search platforms.
Fulfill other news duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:
Must be a skilled journalist, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in writing stories.
Must have a relentless commitment to accuracy, precision, fairness and balance.
Must have a strong sense of what makes a compelling breaking news headline.
Must have a strong eye for the most compelling quotes and newsworthy sound bites within a news talk program.
Compensation:
Competitive based on experience.
Qualified candidates should send CV, include links to recent work and cover letter to  with “Congressional Correspondent” in the subject line.
 
NEWSLETTERS
Subscribe
© 2021 Al-Monitor, LLC. All rights reserved.