Analytical Editor

Amman, Jordan | Beirut, Lebanon | London, United Kingdom
Apply by 11 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 11 June 2018

Job Description


  • Maintain a primary role in the final production of all research and analysis outputs, including in the outlining, drafting, and intermediate draft stages.
  • Oversee the development of primary source research networks and be responsible for primary source inputs.
  • Assist in managing the recruitment process for hiring interns and analysts, continually refining the recruitment process based on lessons learned.
  • Mentor and manage analysts.
  • Independent auditing of quality and risk for other projects where required by senior staff.
  • Training of junior staff in technical competencies of use to the Company, including InDesign (and best practices of report design more broadly) as well as geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Aid in the development of the company Business Development literature, whether through inputs to the content of these documents or through eventual polishing and graphic design elements.
  • Develop and refine internal and external publication schedule and strategy.
  • Working with the BIDS team, ensure donor distribution lists are maintained/updated and that feedback from clients is shared with project, M&E and BIDs personnel as appropriate.
  • Support bid writing efforts, especially by “Red Teaming” drafts of submissions as well as in areas of analytical focus.
  • Manage the delivery of social media and external relations strategy through a DC-based analyst.


  • Quality-assured weekly, fortnightly, quarterly and discrete spot reports, delivered to the client.
  • An always-up-to-date tracker of publication plans.
  • Where required, analytical research products and government briefings.
  • Templates—for InDesign, Illustrator, QGIS, PowerPoint, and Word—designed to be used throughout the company with a unified branding.

Qualifications Required:


  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work independently on multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated editing or copywriting experience, specifically on analytical or academic products.
  • Strong, often meticulous, attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of the Middle East region, to include an understanding of the current situation in Iraq and Syria.
  • Demonstrated management experience, preferably with geographically disperse staff.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, specifically the ability to deliver succinct and persuasive analysis.
  • High level of proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator, or other design soft
  • Proficiency with QGIS.
  • Native level proficiency in English
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, including political science, international affairs, journalism, and history.
  • 5+ years of work experience.


  • Arabic language proficiency.
  • Additional regional expertise. Specific regions of interest include southeast Asia and East Africa.

About the Organization

ARK is a research, conflict transformation and stabilisation consultancy that supports local communities in conflict and fragile areas. We believe that international stability, national security, community safety and individual empowerment are intrinsically linked.

As a team at ARK, we partner with local stakeholders to provide insight and develop programmes that are of immediate, tangible assistance to conflict-affected communities. Many of our staff are drawn from partner communities, hence ARK’s commitment to and understanding of conflict zones. ARK has ongoing programming in communities across the Middle East.

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