Career Opportunities

Stratfor is headquartered in Austin, Texas. In addition, we have relationships in geopolitically significant areas around the world. The only openings we have at this time are listed below, but if you would like to send your resume (CV) along with a cover letter outlining your interest in Stratfor, we can keep you on file. Please list which role you may be interested in on the subject line of the email to applications@stratfor.com. We are unable to respond to individual questions regarding job opportunities due to the high volume of applications. Thank you for your interest in Stratfor.

Positions Available:

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Please be prepared to provide documentation proving past experiences and qualifications, as there will be an extensive background check.

Stratfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Analysts: East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Global Economy and Global Energy

Stratfor's team of analysts come from extremely diverse backgrounds, but share an intense passion for understanding how the world operates through a geopolitical lens. Stratfor is taking applications on a rolling basis to scout out candidates that demonstrate a high quality of mind and energy for what we do. As we build out our team of analysts, openings will become available. If you are a prime analyst candidate for Stratfor, make sure we have your resume in our database to call on you when that opportunity arises. We are currently seeking to fill positions for an East Asia Analyst, Latin America Analyst, Middle East Analyst, Global Economy Analyst and Global Energy Analyst. All positions will be based out of the company headquarters in Austin, TX.

We care about how you think, not what security clearance or how many degrees you hold. To be considered for an Analyst position, you must be willing to internalize Stratfor's geopolitical methodology to make sense of the world. You must be willing to go beyond a narrow area of expertise to understand how issues connect across regions and themes. You must demonstrate both rigor and creativity in how you analyze intelligence. You must possess the intellectual discipline to regularly challenge baseline assumptions without getting your feelings hurt. And you must love this enough to live, breathe and eat the job. This is a fast-paced working environment that carries a lot of responsibility, and we need people who can not only handle the work, but also thrive in a place where both speed and depth hold equal weight.

As an analyst, you will be responsible for processing incoming intelligence daily for service consulting clients and Stratfor's geopolitical website with consistent, forward-looking intelligence and analysis. Analysts are required to leave ideology at the door and maintain a sober approach in analyzing how the political, economic, security and social factors combine to form a forecast. In this position, you will regularly contribute articles for Stratfor's website and will deliver briefings for a variety of Stratfor clients. Candidates will thus need to demonstrate strong communication skills in both writing and speaking.

Analysts are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including international relations, global trade, economics, technological innovation, engineering and science. We encourage people of diverse educational and professional backgrounds to apply. Candidates will be evaluated not just for a particular area of expertise, but for their ability to see connections on a global scale. Please highlight your language skills, relevant experience and regional/thematic focus in your application.

Specific requirements for all positions

  • An understanding of economics and finance
  • Depth and understanding of the key political, economic, energy, security and social trends shaping the region
  • Ability to construct analytical arguments with supporting evidence
  • Strong research skills
  • Interest and skill in writing
  • A professional presence with excellent briefing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly challenging environment
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines
  • Relevant foreign language skills are a big plus

About us:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help subscribers and customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume (CV) and relevant writing sample applications@stratfor.com. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words explaining why you genuinely want to work for Stratfor and how you specifically meet the requirements outlined above.  If selected to move forward in the process, a member of our team will contact you. Due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to respond to individual queries at this time.


Web Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Description:

Austin based global publishing company is currently seeking a Web Quality Assurance Specialist. The ideal candidate would have some programming experience and extensive web experience. The position will involve devising, developing, and maintaining a suite of automated web Q.A. tests.

We offer an opportunity to work with smart people in a dynamic, yet well-established company. You'll work with the team to help publish the latest in geopolitical analysis and international intelligence. If you're interested in the exciting world of geopolitics, world events, or are a history buff, and have an interest in working with cutting edge web and open-source technologies then this is definitely the place to be.

Skills We're Seeking:

  • Experience writing Q.A. test plans
  • Experience developing Q.A. test scripts, including behavior driven development (BDD) style testing, functional testing, test harness setup, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with web basics (HTML, Javascript, CSS)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Familiarity with basic scripting in languages such as PHP
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and learn new technologies quickly, with minimal direction
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills

Pluses:

Experience with Behat, Mink, PHPUnit, cross-browser testing, responsive HTML email testing, PHP, Javascript, Git, Apache, MySQL, Unix/Linux, Firebug, Drupal, Selenium, and/or SauceLabs

About Us:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.  Stratfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter of no longer than 400 words and resume/CV to applications@stratfor.com. Consider providing links to sites and/or open source projects you've worked on, along with a description of your contribution.


Senior Marketing Manager

This position offers an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a fast-growing Austin-based Geopolitical intelligence firm servicing a wide range of individual, corporate and governmental clients. You will be able to see the direct impact of your efforts on the bottom line.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing the strategy for and driving the implementation of display marketing via a RTB platform such as DFP
  • Managing all day-to-day display initiatives including; P&L management, providing creative asset direction, and ongoing optimization to exceed aggressive CPA goals
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of detailed project plans to achieve the initiatives on the marketing roadmap
  • Developing the strategy for and overseeing the day-to-day management of paid search and remarketing (conducted internally) to increase brand awareness, generate leads and drive subscription orders
  • Collaborating with the IT development team, finance and the head of Marketing to establish and implement multichannel attribution models
  • Identifying opportunities for digital partnerships 
  • Successfully development and ongoing management of partnerships to grow the engagement and respective MOM revenue
  • Collaborating with the heads of Marketing and Client Services to produce print and digital marketing materials for Stratfor’s consulting services
  • Test planning and execution within all channels
  • Collaborating with Stratfor’s Editor-in- Chief to identify and execute syndication opportunities
  • Overseeing all (internal and external) reporting relative to marketing, media buying and social media
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to prioritize the implementation and optimization of all acquisition and retention efforts based on ROI assumptions and knowledge of the market place
  • Taking the lead in offer development and testing
  • Managing a small but critical cross-functional team

Strong candidates should have:

  • A minimum of 7 years of direct response digital marketing experience, including acquisition, retention, life cycle and win-back marketing for a subscription or continuity based business
  • Experience marketing content on a subscription basis
  • Proven track record of continuous performance improvement in paid search and display media
  • In-depth and hands-on understanding of how a conversion funnel works and the various ways to optimize each stage of it
  • Experience managing, motivating and growing a small cross-functional team with varying levels of experience
  • Experience in lead generation and scoring for high-ticket consulting services/intangible products
  • Recent experience with implementation and ongoing management of content distribution platforms such as Taboola or OutBrain
  • Experience identifying and implementing content syndication opportunities
  • Experience increasing brand awareness and attributing ROI where ever possible
  • In-depth recent experience analyzing and making decisions based on acquisition and retention KPIs
  • Experience presenting clear and meaningful data with conclusions and recommendations to senior executives
  • Understanding of database list segmentation best practices
  • The knowledgebase and ongoing subject matter interest to be the authority in ecommerce best practices
  • Strong relationships within the digital marketing arena
  • The ability and desire to take initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A genuine interest in geopolitics

Exceptional candidates would have:

  • In-depth understanding of Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with Mail Chimp
  • Agency and/or publishing experience
  • Direct experience being part of an affiliate network
  • Experience responding to multi-prong RFPs along with in-person or webcast presentations of this response to prospective advertising clients
  • Digital ad sales experience with proven record of ongoing profitable ad sales and positive advertiser relationships with increasing MOM spend while maintaining healthy profit margins
  • Experience building and managing an ad sales team
  • Experience marketing high-ticket consulting services 

About us:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help subscribers and customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.

To apply:

Please send a brief cover letter of no more than 400 words and your resume/CV to applications@stratfor.com.


Client Services Director

Stratfor’s Custom Intelligence Services (CIS) group works with fund managers and senior executives of global multinational corporations and financial institutions in addition to government agencies and premier universities around the world. We support our clients with four primary offerings: advisory services, research products, enterprise content, and keynote speeches.

The client services director is a consulting leadership role, designed to lead the client services team and leverage Stratfor’s intelligence and analytic capabilities in support of clients. This role is focused on the delivery and quality of service to clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the client services group, which serves as the key interface for Stratfor’s service offerings to clients.
  • Manage teams delivering services to clients. These teams are typically comprised of analysts, client services and field intelligence personnel.
  • Implement and oversee internal business processes that ensure quality for all client-facing deliverables.
  • Support the growth of existing client accounts by providing excellent, high-value services.
  • Become an expert in Stratfor’s geopolitical perspective by working closely with our analysts and area specialists.

Required Experience:

  • 5-10 years of consulting or client services experience is required.
  • Must have experience leading consulting or client services teams.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication abilities.
  • Must be a self-starter who can manage their own time and work as a member of a local and virtual team.
  • Must have solid research skills and the ability to use a wide variety of research tools and methods to discover, compile and analyze information.
  • Experience working with clients on political and international issues is preferred.
  • Experience in energy, natural resources, finance, aerospace, agriculture or technology markets preferred.
  • Foreign language aptitude and travel experience are preferred.
  • Experience with intelligence operations is preferred.
  • Education should include a Bachelor’s degree at minimum.
  • This position is located in Austin, though up to 25 percent travel may be required.

To Apply:

Please send a brief cover letter of no more than 400 words and your resume/CV to applications@stratfor.com.


Client Services Manager

Stratfor’s Custom Intelligence Services (CIS) group works with fund managers and senior executives of global multinational corporations and financial institutions in addition to government agencies and premier universities around the world. We support our clients with four primary offerings: advisory services, research products, enterprise content, and keynote speeches.

The client services manger will lead the CIS team and manage the delivery of CIS services to Stratfor’s clients. This role involves doing work to directly support clients in addition to overseeing the interface between clients and the rest of the Stratfor organization. The measure of success for this organization is customer satisfaction as quantified by recurring revenue and account growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the team that delivers Stratfor’s service offerings to clients by overseeing the daily feeds of intelligence and analysis to retainer clients in accordance with their needs and contracts.
  • Serve as the project coordinator for client projects and client briefings.
  • Oversee quality control for all client-facing deliverables.
  • Support the growth of existing client accounts by providing excellent, high-value services.
  • Become an expert in Stratfor’s geopolitical perspective by working closely with our analysts and area specialists.
  • Support the Stratfor business development team as a subject matter expert as needed.

Required Experience:

  • Must have strong oral and written communication abilities.
  • Must be a self-starter who can manage their own time and work as a member of a local and virtual team.
  • Must have solid research skills and the ability to use a wide variety of research tools and methods to discover, compile and analyze information.
  • 5 years of analytical experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with clients on political and international issues is preferred.
  • Experience in energy, natural resources, finance, aerospace, agriculture or technology markets is preferred.
  • Foreign language aptitude and travel experience are preferred.
  • Experience with intelligence operations is preferred.
  • Education should include a Bachelor’s degree at minimum.
  • This position is located in Austin, though up to 25 percent travel may be required.

To Apply:

Please send a brief cover letter of no more than 400 words and your resume/CV to applications@stratfor.com.


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