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Business Specialist III (Persian Online Engagement Team)
Summary
Title:Business Specialist III (Persian Online Engagement Team)
ID:1453
Location:Washington, DC
Company:RavenTek Solutions
Security Level:Public Trust
Description

Title: Business Specialist III (Persian Online Engagement Team)
Rate: GS 12-5 (Approximately) 
FSLA: Exempt
Location: Washington, D.C.
Schedule: Full-time, M-F, 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM, with a 45-minute meal break
Travel: Domestic travel may be required                              

Education: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Experience: At least five years’ experience in a field related to communications, media, or working in online engagement is highly preferable.
Clearance Level: Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)
 

We currently have an opening on our team for an experienced Persian Online Engagement Team (POET) Business Analyst III to support a Department of State contract.

The Persian Online Engagement Team Specialist will implement the Department’s enhanced social media outreach in Persian/Farsi and English. The Bureau of Near East Affairs, through the Persian Online Engagement Team (POET), oversees the primary USG Persian language (Farsi) online and social media outreach to Iranian audiences both to support current U.S. policy and message Iranian civil society. In the context of increased interest in American society and USG policy towards Iran. This position is responsible for running our Virtual Embassy Tehran website and USAdarFarsi social media platform (YouTube, Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, and iPhone and Android apps). Also, to develop original content for these platforms and provide review and analysis of the Iranian online space in order to better inform our outreach.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop for use on Virtual Embassy Tehran social media platforms, video, audio, and written content in support of U.S. policy goals.
  • Draft proposed responses and other messages in Persian/Farsi and translate these responses into English for review by senior NEA/IR and/or NEA/PPD staff. Post and monitor these responses on VET platforms.
  • Participate in regular editorial board meetings with NEA/IR staff to plan, develop, and finalize online content including tweets, articles of policy importance, webchats and interviews, videos, and Facebook polls and entries.
  • Alert designated State Department officers to issues warranting attention and possible response. Recommend potential responses or engagement that will maximize U.S. national security interests.
  • Make accurate translations of talking points, policy statements, print interviews, and otherwise assist in support of our spokespersons.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with USG policy on designated issues and be able to draw upon publicly available, cleared USG information resources and post Persian/Farsi language summaries of these messages on VET platforms.
  • Position requires ability to use the audio/visual hardware and software employed by Virtual Embassy Tehran and our social media platforms.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • The Persian Online Engagement Team Specialist will be a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree holder from an accredited university.
  • At least five years’ experience in a field related to communications, media, or working in online engagement is highly preferable.
  • At least two years of online engagement working with or on behalf of the U.S. government, including content creation, is required.
  • Knowledge of online media and social networking platforms is required.
  • Experience and proficiency with multimedia production (video, audiovisual, graphics) is preferred as is experience managing online content platforms.
  • This position requires near-native Persian language capability, particularly in writing, which would allow the Specialist to understand and communicate in the current online environment.
  • Candidates must be fluent in Persian and English.
  • Experience living in the region would be beneficial.
  • Previous work monitoring and reporting on foreign media is desirable.
  • Must hold experience in social media on a wide range of platforms, and/or experience doing translation between English and Farsi.
  • It is desirable to have experience working in a team meetings and events for media consumption.
  • Skilled in promoting brands to target markets via media is highly important.
  • Previous work monitoring and reporting on foreign media is desirable.
  • Must have proven experience working in a team environment, and able to work with limited supervision (i.e. does not require direction for every task of every day).
  • Must communicate in written and oral communication in both English and Farsi/Persian.
  • Must have expertise in the Persian-language online environment and in-depth knowledge of Persian culture and history.

 

 


Benefits:

Raventek Solutions’ competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

 

Raventek Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, veteran status, or other protected class status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training. The Company also prohibits retaliation against any employee who exercises his or her rights under applicable anti-discrimination laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company does give hiring preference to Seneca or Native individuals. Veterans with expertise in these areas are highly encouraged to apply.

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