Domain Expert, News

Dataminr

United States of America / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
  • Website: dataminr.com
  • Company Address: 6 East 32nd Street 2nd Fl, New York, NY, 10016

About Dataminr

We are Dataminr. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of AI, public data, and real-time information as a force for good in the world. Over the last decade, our team has established and refined the leading AI platform for real-time event and risk detection. We surface the earliest signals of unfolding events and emerging risks within an increasingly diverse and complex landscape of publicly available information, enabling more effective risk mitigation strategies, faster response, and better crisis management. Dataminr serves thousands of professionals in 70+ countries by delivering timely, relevant, and actionable alerts to public and private sector organizations around the world.

Job Description

This role can be based in our Seattle office or remote within the Pacific Time Zone. We will provide all the necessary support to work remotely until our office reopen. 

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry-Level

Who we are:

We are Dataminr. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of AI, public data, and real-time information as a force for good in the world. Over the last decade, our team has established and refined the leading AI platform for real-time event and risk detection. We surface the earliest signals of unfolding events and emerging risks within an increasingly diverse and complex landscape of publicly available information, enabling more effective risk mitigation strategies, faster response, and better crisis management. Dataminr serves thousands of professionals in 70+ countries by delivering timely, relevant, and actionable alerts to public and private sector organizations around the world.

We’ve grown to over 500 talented employees across seven global offices and raised $392 million in funding in our most recent investment round. 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 together, make a meaningful contribution, and have fun. Join us and help the world manage risk in real time.

About the role: 

Dataminr’s Domain Experts are an essential component of our company’s success - ensuring the alerts we send to our clients are of the best possible quality and making Dataminr’s AI platform more advanced. As a Domain Expert, you will monitor and analyze our data feeds and annotate, label and edit signals in real time. You will be an integral part of our algorithm training process and our advanced realtime human-AI feedback loop that integrates key knowledge domains into our AI models. As a Domain Expert, you will also play a key role in defining new factors to improve our alerts, data source coverage, machine learning and AI models. Please note that this role requires rotational weekend work as well as projects and meetings outside of business hours.

Who you are:

You are a highly motivated individual who (1) thrives in a real-time information environment; (2) is a mission-oriented team player who wants to make an impact on the world; and (3) be an expert on breaking news and world events

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Concentration in Economics, International Relations, Communications/PR, Political Science, or a closely related field strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in a fast-paced startup, newsroom, GSOC, or military preferred
  • Highly adaptable and able to juggle multiple competing priorities during stressful events
  • Deep understanding of geopolitical and risk issues 
  • Ability to monitor and analyze data in a fast-paced environment in English; ability to read and understand a second language preferred; Arabic, Persian, Russian, or Mandarin
  • Passion for breaking news, current US and world events, technology, and a great understanding of both social media and publicly-available data
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently within a team 
  • Strong online research skills 
  • Enthusiastic approach to innovation and strategic thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze the quality of our data feeds 
  • Annotate and label complex breaking news events
  • Own and develop breaking news and politics-focused projects to improve our AI models
  • Regularly conduct QA of data feeds to ensure quality standards 
  • Make real-time decisions with incomplete data
  • Work with multiple stakeholders across all offices to support region-specific training
  • Collaborate on and communicate about daily priorities in a team-centric environment
  • Identify any software issues to elevate to our product and engineering teams
  • Be a contributing team member, offering peer and upward feedback as necessary
  • Ability to work 10am-6pm Pacific Time

Why you should work here:

  • We recognize and reward hard work with:
    • company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
    • flexible spending account for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking and dependent care expenses
  • We want you to be your best, authentic self by supporting you with:
    • a diverse, driven, and passionate team of coworkers who want you to succeed
    • individual learning and development fund and professional training
    • generous paid time off; including sick leave and 100% company paid parental leave
    • in-office perks such as a kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages, and catered meals
    • remote working friendly perks such as expanded telehealth options for mental and physical well being, virtual yoga, meditation and health and fitness app reimbursements

…and this is just to name a few!

Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.

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