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Media Monitoring Consultant

The Encrypted Messaging Platforms (EMP) Workstream at Omidyar Network is seeking a consultant to track, follow, and analyze events around encryption globally. The ideal candidate would have a hybrid experience of communications and technology.


  • Monitor the rapidly evolving global conversation around encrypted messaging platforms and private messaging. This includes press releases from companies, statements, public letters, etc.
  • Compile article clippings and keep them in a central location so they can be consulted when needed, organized by week
  • Compose and prepare news digests on a weekly or biweekly basis, including a narrative vis-a-vis Omidyar Network’s work in the field and our EMP strategy
  • Create and submit concise reports and summaries on key stories, including incisive assessments and evaluations on particular topics (example: Apple and child protection)
  • Keep the EMP team informed with real-time news updates, summaries of social media conversations, and media coverage trends, themes, and overall comparative analysis


  • Ability to write concise reports and profoundly analyze events in the encrypted messaging space
  • High-level project management abilities, and exceptional organizational and communication abilities
  • Confidence in working collaboratively with colleagues and consistently delivering high-quality work even under severe time constraints
  • Working knowledge of major players in the encrypted messaging space, familiarity with how end-to-end encryption (E2EE) works

Please submit a cover letter elaborating your interest and resume towbenhassine@omidyar.com, outlining your qualifications and rates.

Please submit your materials no later than October 31, 2021.

Washington, D.C. preferred, remote will be considered.

Status: Closed

Organisation: Omidyar Network

Deadline: 31/10/2021

Location: Washington, DC


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