Opportunities


Graphic Designer

Job type: Freelance

Graphic Designer Overview:

Al-Monitor is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our growing team. This is an exciting role, and the successful candidate will work hand-in-hand with global business, editorial and technical team members and be responsible for designing creative solutions that complement our award-winning coverage of the politics, people and the culture across the Middle East.

Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe. 

Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.

Al-Monitor’s authors write for those who want to go beyond the headlines — readers who want to explore into the nuances of regional politics, but also those who want to better understand the social and culture context of the Middle East as seen, experienced and understood by those who live there.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a clear understanding of each facet of the design process including: user experience, interaction design, research and usability, motion design, and brand integration. Ideal candidates will be eager to work with a dynamic team of like-minded individuals to support our creative needs and drive our products forward.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Create high quality, compelling marketing/promotional materials in a variety of media including: landing pages, web banners, emails, print, social media and mobile - all while upholding brand standards.
  • Create high quality designs to support stories and videos on the website, newsletters and other products.
  • Participate in project teams from concept through production.
  • Generate unique creative and visual solutions that achieve marketing goals in a constantly changing competitive landscape.
  • Work with UX designers to ensure the visual design enhances the overall user experience.
  • Collaborate with brand designers to ensure the visual design aligns to the brand strategy.
  • Deliver visual assets to development counterparts on time and with quality.
  • Communicate, defend, and build consensus around visuals and design direction.
  • Effectively communicate with developers through implementation to realize design vision.
  • Work with user researchers to coordinate testing efforts, interpret test results, and incorporate results into design efforts.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), HTML and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage work independently to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a strong portfolio featuring examples of online design work
  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design, or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience designing products and promotional material in a visual or graphic design capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with user scenarios, task flows, conceptual models, and usability testing.
  • Experience in delivering quality production assets to engineering counterparts on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills; effective team player.
  • Media Industry experience preferred.    

Senior Producer/Director of Video

Location: Washington, DC

Job type: Full Time Employee or Independent Contractor

Producer Position Overview:

Al-Monitor is looking for an experienced video/tv producer to build and produce comprehensive original video programming that complements our award-winning coverage of the politics, people and the culture across the Middle East. This is an exciting role, and the successful candidate will work hand-in-hand with editors across the region and be responsible for conceiving and executing dynamic video content. Additionally, the role includes producing a daily and weekly program with our partner, RealClearPolitics.

Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe. 

Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.

Al-Monitor’s authors write for those who want to go beyond the headlines — readers who want to explore into the nuances of regional politics, but also those who want to better understand the social and culture context of the Middle East as seen, experienced and understood by those who live there.  

RealClearPolitics is the trusted, non-partisan convener in a content-rich media environment, thoughtfully curating the best coverage from every angle of the day's most critical issues. As a destination for elected officials, opinion leaders, and engaged citizens, RealClearPolitics provides a platform to elevate the best-of-the-best in journalism. 

RCP's staff of experienced journalists delivers insightful and impartial reporting and analysis from the White House, Congress, and the campaign trail, supplemented by in-depth exploration of the campaigns, candidates, and voting trends. The mission of all our original material, is to give our readers a fresh, objective, and enlightening look at the political landscape every single day.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  The Producer will be responsible for overseeing Al-Monitor’s new video programming, which will include shows produced in Washington, DC and across the Middle East with our correspondents and partners. Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop daily programming of multiple online shows of varying lengths to be displayed on our site via JWPlayer. 
  • Produce original video and assisting with video production and editing to create consistent execution and quality.
  • Provide direction and feedback to correspondents.
  • Deliver finished videos in English for publication on JWPlayer.
  • Participate in project teams from concept through production.
  • Communicate, defend, and build consensus around story ideas.
  • Maintain high degree of industry knowledge re digital video production and distribution.
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years of experience producing online video content at a major news network or OTT as well as a proven track record of digital video growth.   
  • Must have expert level experience with all aspects of digital video production including, producing, shooting, editing and lighting. Excellent news gathering abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online production and storytelling, and online publishing systems and technologies.
  • Broad knowledge of current political and cultural issues in the US & the Middle East.
  • Proficient in English language and proven grammar and editing skills. 
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills and work well under deadline pressure Outstanding online portfolio of prior work. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to strike a balance between showing initiative and seeking appropriate guidance and input from others.   
  • Ability to prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines. 
  • Good interpersonal skills; effective team player. 

Compensation

  • Competitive based on experience

Qualified candidates should send CV, include links to reel and/or recent work and cover letter to jobs@al-monitor.com with “Producer Position” in the subject line.


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