If you think you have what it takes to work in our fast-paced environment, drop us a line at jobs@inktankcommunications.com (Trust us: The address is checked at least once a day by a real person). Remember to attach your CV, work samples and a cover letter explaining who you are and what you bring to the table.

Investor Relations Associate (English)

SALARY: Dependent upon experience
CATEGORY: Full time
HOURS: Sunday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
REPORTS TO: Senior Management

Inktank Investor Relations (IR) is an investor relations agency for fast-growing emerging market companies. We are 25 writers and analysts, developers and market information specialists who serve exceptional clients across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in English and Arabic. Our staff is in the trenches with Investor Relations Officers (IROs) day-in day-out, turning management accounts and color commentary into full earnings reports, the musings of CEOs into disclosures and news releases. From briefing to writing, from photography to design and packaging of the final product, we produce a full spectrum of regulatory-compliant investor relations materials needed for a company to tell a clear and compelling story. We are a dynamic and growing company that stands for excellence in strategic corporate communications and advisory.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

– Flexibility: Inktank IR writers love words and work well both independently and as part of a highly- focused team. IR writers are flexible. You may spend the morning on an investor presentation for an automotive client, and then spend your afternoon drafting a speech for a private equity executive, before working on a website for the latest hot IPO.

– Research skills: Throughout, you will use precise, engaging language to clearly express business and finance concepts, whether it’s in an investor release, marketing collateral or works of journalism. The ability to do research, work from a written brief and work from a written or verbal client briefing is a must.

– Numbers skills: As you would expect from a company founded by business journalists, we have a strong preference for journalists, research analysts and anyone else who has strong language and story-telling skills, but who isn’t afraid of terms such as “profit”, “acquisition” or “greenfield.” Our staff loves to dig into the fundamentals of our clients’ business models, including income statements and balance sheets, to find a clear, compelling way to explain complex business and financial concepts to its audiences. The ability to do basic math is a plus.

– Juggling skills (under pressure): When the CEO’s hair is on fire, we’re the people they call. You like to work in a fast-paced environment, because you may be juggling multiple projects – editing client-produced documents, writing a quarterly earnings release, working on the design of a corporate brochure – when your back is up against the wall on a deadline.

– Attention to detail: Accuracy in financial communications is everything. We review all Inktank products multiple times for accuracy of figures, content, industry-specific information, grammar and each client’s house style.

– Discretion: Confidentiality is the cornerstone of all that we do.

– Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business, economics, political science or engineering.

– Language: You have outstanding English language skills. Spoken and/or written Arabic comprehensive skills are a bonus.

Email a cover letter, a CV and (ideally) a writing sample to jobs@inktankcommunications.com.

Expect to take a writing test if your interview goes well.

Fresh graduates are welcome to apply, but you must have a strong interest in business and finance, outstanding communication skills and the interest to learn on the job while working in a fast-paced environment.

Please note: Your cover letter and clips speak loudest on your behalf. We’re less interested in CVs than we are ability. We will not process applications that do not include at least a cover letter and resume.

Back to top

Business Writer

We’re a business information and media startup within an established investor relations firm. You’re ideally a business journalist or writer (or not afraid to become one) and will:

  1. Write English-language summaries and analysis pieces based on Arabic-language sources, includingweb, television and print media. Subject matter will be 70% business and economics, 30% politics andglobal affairs.
  2. Write (in English) original news and analysis pieces based on data, research and in-person interviewswith sources. We’re not looking to compete on breaking news, but to help interpret what the news means.

Samples of our current morning briefing products are online at EnterpriseMEA.com. Job Requirements: Candidates MUST possess native fluency in Arabic comprehension and the ability to write in English with native proficiency. The job schedule runs from 9-5, but may require a certain degree of flexibility as the reports are released at 7 am local Cairo time. The candidate must be an enthusiastic reader and writer and possess journalistic inclinations while adopting a broad analytical approach. As Enterprise is comprised of smart writers and researchers of varying backgrounds, the candidate must be open-minded and accepting of an expansive spectrum of ideas and opinions (especially when Egyptian media is involved). Looking forward to receiving your resume through our website and going over the position with you.

send us your CV in Word or PDF format to: jobs@inktankcommunications.com

Back to top

Investor Relations Writer (Arabic)

As you would expect from a company founded by business journalists, we have a strong preference for journalists, research analysts and anyone else who has strong language and story-telling skills, but who isn’t afraid of terms such as “profit”, “acquisition” or “greenfield”. The ability to do basic math is a plus.

Applicants must possess an outstanding command of written Arabic, a good working knowledge of English, and be able to use written client briefings in Arabic and / or English to produce a variety of Arabic language products. You can expect to work on press releases, earnings releases, annual reports and company profiles in a fast-paced, collegial environment. A background in journalism and / or business writing is strongly preferred, although an exceptional translator capable of re-imagining an English product in the Arabic language would be considered. (We accept no word-for-word translations and actively despise Google Translate.)

All of our products originate with the written word — in English or in Arabic — and all staff members work in multidisciplinary teams of writers, editors, designers and project managers. We offer outstanding candidates competitive wages and the opportunity to grow as we do.

Specific Application Requirements:
Applicants who have a writing background must submit three samples of their previous work. Translators are required to submit three samples of English-to-Arabic (not Arabic-to-English) translation. In addition to work samples, all applicants must submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining who you are and what you bring to the table. Please note that we will not consider applicants who do not meet our application requirements of a CV, cover letter and work samples.

Looking forward to receiving your resume through our website and going over the position with you.

send us your CV in Word or PDF format to:
jobs@inktankcommunications.com

Back to top