Researcher - Tech/Political News - Arabic or Spanish in Austin, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/25/2019
  • Job ID:
    RESEA88669

Job Description

We are seeking discerning individuals plugged into internet technologies at the intersection of
crisis, geopolitical and user harm issues. You will be working on the leading edge of
fast-developing issues like the spread of misinformation and potential breaches in election
integrity. This position is on-site at the Austin, offices of our client, which is a major technology
company.
Candidates will be a key piece of a team that delivers high-impact synthesis of culture-shifting
trends. Successful candidates will be able to synthesize information from a variety of sources
and ensure our client's global team can get up to speed on the latest developing trends. Strong
writing and communication skills are essential for this position.
The team operates 24/7, including nights, weekends, early mornings and holidays, so flexibility
is possible.


Minimum Qualifications (in addition to your team's minimum qualifications):
● BA/BS degree.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with a proven ability
to work successfully with cross-functional teams with senior stakeholder and executive
visibility.
● Calm under pressure, with an ability to function well in urgent, developing situations.
● Willingness to work outside normal business hours on a team providing 24/7 detection
and monitoring support
● Comfortable juggling multiple projects at once.
Preferred Qualifications:
● The ideal candidate will have majored in political science, journalism, digital media or a
related field, or have a technical degree where they have conducted research.
● Understanding of international and geopolitical events and how they may impact a
global company
● Proven track record of an investigative, data-driven approach to answering complex
questions
● Strong interest in internet, pop culture, news media, and current events
● Familiarity with Internet technologies and related policy and regulatory environments a
plus
● High degree of initiative and deadline-driven productivity.
● Customer service/client experience preferred.

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