Domain Expert, Africa

  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 05

Position description

We are Dataminr. We deliver real-time, actionable alerts that are derived from vast amounts of publicly available information. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events and critical breaking information, giving them the opportunity to act faster and stay one step ahead when every second counts. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of real-time information as a force for good in the world.

Our groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology cuts through the noise in an increasingly complex landscape by detecting, classifying, and determining the significance of public information. Headquartered in NYC, Dataminr has revolutionized the way that global news, finance, public sector, corporate security and PR/communications professionals know and act on critical, relevant information to protect people, assets and brands.

Along the way, we've grown to over 450 talented employees across six global offices, raised over $570 million from leading venture and growth technology investors, and been referred to as the “super tool of journalists and hedge funds.” We’ve received numerous awards and accolades from our clients, including recognition from CNBC as one of the world’s 50 most disruptive private technology companies in 2016 and joining Forbes’ definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, in 2017 and 2018.

A career at Dataminr offers the ability to make a meaningful impact at a rapidly growing tech company with a startup culture, while being supported by the experience of a company founded in 2009. We value ownership, curiosity and drive on an individual level and live these values every day. We empower everyone to have a voice at the table and regularly invest in professional development. Our culture promotes cross team interaction, work-life balance and the sharing of information and ideas because it enables us to do our best work and have fun.

Who you are:

You are passionate about African current affairs, international relations, politics and technology. You are a team player and thrive in a fast paced, newsroom atmosphere where you can you utilise your fluency in French and be our in house expert on African news and developments. You will be an integral part of our algorithm training process, serving as an resource to help define factors that are important to our clients and provide feedback for algorithm assessment and improvement.  You love being at the forefront of breaking events that impact people all over the world!


  • Degree concentration in Journalism, African studies, terrorism/conflict issues, International Relations, Politics or closely related field strongly preferred
  • Fluency in French required
  • Fluency in English required
  • 3 + years relevant experience in journalism or research positions
  • Expert knowledge of conflict zones and geopolitics across Africa
  • Ability to monitor and analyze data quickly in both French and English
  • Demonstrated expertise and a passion for technology, social media (specifically Twitter) and following world news and current events
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team

Our offering of competitive benefits and perks include:

  • Company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, such as medical, dental, vision, disability, and life
  • Generous leave, including an additional volunteer day 
  • Daily catered lunch and dedicated snack room with refrigerated beverages
  • Bi-monthly company social events
  • Dataminr Wellness Packet including generous gym discount and free weekly yoga  

…and this is just to name a few!

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