East Asia Analyst

Sayari Analytics
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 05

Position description

ABOUT THE POSITION: We're looking for East Asia analysts to support ongoing projects for government, financial sector, and multinational clients. You will join our team of regional and subject-matter experts, tackling complex investigations of illicit networks across the world. 

You can expect to work on both independent and highly collaborative projects and to participate actively in briefings to clients and senior government officials. This is a fast-paced environment, where we often work to complete quick turn-around projects on client request; in addition to your hard skills, we will rely on your energy, initiative, and resourcefulness. You will have the daily opportunity to utilize not only your foreign language and regional expertise, but also Sayari's proprietary technological platforms and public records datasets.

This is an opportunity to learn and apply advanced analytic tools and methodologies to pressing global challenges, from brand protection to counterproliferation to sanctions enforcement. Our team is small, and every member is essential. We expect you to contribute substantively to uncovering and examining illicit networks, and we will train and equip you for the task.

ABOUT SAYARI ANALYTICS: Founded in January 2015 by investigative journalists, data scientists, and former members of the US intelligence and regulatory communities, Sayari’s data, technology, and analytical services currently support a wide array of government, financial sector, and multinational clients in over a dozen countries on five continents. From export control enforcement to brand protection, and from free trade zones to war zones, Sayari powers cross-border and cross-lingual insight into customers, counterparties, and competitors.


We are accepting applications from candidates with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and preferably a Master's. Given the global nature of our work, we require native or professional fluency in Chinese, and additional proficiency in another language is preferred.

Beyond these qualifications, we are looking for:

  • Overseas work and/or research experience.
  • Strong academic record and GPA, with exceptional writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in examining illicit networks, particularly related to China, Hong Kong, North Korea, and Singapore.
  • Familiarity with global and East Asia regional commercial and financial sectors.
  • Experience with, or natural aptitude for, using a range of technological platforms.
  • Genuine intellectual ambition; strong work ethic; ability to multitask; willingness to collaborate.

Application instructions

The application package should contain a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page analytical writing sample. We will only consider complete applications. Please direct all applications and inquiries to [email protected], including the position name in the subject of your email.

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