October 21, 2019

Opportunities

Position

Investigative Data Reporter
Korean Peninsula (North Korea), based in Seoul

Description

The successful candidate will play a leading role in monitoring ship and air traffic movements relevant to North Korea, researching commercial trade networks and businesses linked to the country, and turn original insights into timely news stories or analytic coverage. The content produced by this candidate will help inform leading companies and organizations with operations or investments in North and South Korea, Japan, China, and Asia Pacific.

The role requires close collaboration with other reporters, editors, and senior management, and taking day-to-day responsibility for the company’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula. The successful candidate will have strong expertise in data analysis, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions reporting. The role requires a highly analytical and inquisitive mind, creative problem-solving skills, strong writing skills, and investigative vigor that enables the candidate to get to the bottom of complex trade networks or opaque corporate constructs.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor air and ship traffic around the Korean peninsula and other regions around the world
  • Research shipping companies, corporate records, port records, and other trade data relevant to ships and airplanes that may be sanctioned or operate near sanctioned countries.
  • Provide timely written analysis on relevant air and ship traffic movements in the region
  • Maintain Company Database through regular primary source research activities and efforts
  • Rapid familiarization with the company’s services and methodologies
  • Strong interest in North Korean affairs and Northeast Asia, with the ability to rapidly gain specialist knowledge of sectors, subject-matter, and methodological approaches relevant to
  • Northeast Asia business, particularly those with operations and interests the Koreas
  • Contribute to internal and external publications, including weekly and monthly briefing materials

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, computer science, statistics, economics, or related fields
  • Experience in data journalism, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions reporting
  • Strong interest in business, economics, sanctions, counter-terrorism, and global trade
  • Ability to articulate how insights gained from original research impact clients in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Strong English writing skills, and ability to produce accurate content on tight deadlines

Competencies

Excellent analytical skills including the ability to think laterally.
A strong sense of what matters to businesses and governments with interests in North Korea
Ability to commit to deadlines and stick with them
Ability to read Chinese is a plus

How to Apply

Please email your CV to [email protected] and include a one page cover letter that tells us about you, and why you would be a good fit for this position, based on the requirements above. Please include two relevant writing samples or other proof of your professional expertise.


Position

Companies, Shipping & Aviation Analyst
Korean Peninsula (North Korea), based in Seoul

Description

The successful candidate will play a leading role in monitoring ship and air traffic movements relevant to North Korea, researching commercial trade networks and businesses linked to the country, and turn original insights into timely news stories or analytic coverage. The content produced by this candidate will help inform leading companies and organizations with operations or investments in North and South Korea, Japan, China, and Asia Pacific.

The role requires close collaboration with other analysts, editors, and senior management, and taking day-to-day responsibility for the company’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula. The successful candidate will have strong expertise in data analysis, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions enforcement. The role requires a highly analytical and inquisitive mind, creative problem-solving skills, and investigative vigor that enables the candidate to get to the bottom of complex trade networks or opaque corporate constructs.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor air and ship traffic around the Korean peninsula and other regions around the world
  • Research shipping companies, corporate records, port records, and other trade data relevant to ships and airplanes that may be sanctioned or operate near sanctioned countries
  • Provide timely written analysis on relevant air and ship traffic movements in the region
  • Maintain Company Database through regular primary source research activities and efforts
  • Rapid familiarization with the company’s services and methodologies
  • Strong interest in North Korean affairs and Northeast Asia, with the ability to rapidly gain specialist knowledge of sectors, subject-matter, and methodological approaches relevant to Northeast Asia business, particularly those with operations and interests the Koreas
  • Contribute to internal and external publications, including weekly and monthly briefing materials

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, economics, or related fields
  • Experience in data analysis, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions enforcement
  • Strong interest in business, economics, sanctions, counter-terrorism, and global trade
  • Ability to articulate how insights gained from original research impact clients in the Asia Pacific region
  • Good English writing skills, journalism experience and ability to read Chinese are a plus

Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills including the ability to think laterally
  • A strong sense of what matters to businesses and governments with interests in North Korea
  • Ability to commit to deadlines and stick with them

How to Apply

Please email your CV to [email protected] and include a one page cover letter that tells us about you, and why you would be a good fit for this position, based on the requirements above. Please include two relevant writing samples or other proof of your professional expertise.