Communications Research Analyst – South Korea


Full-Time  |  Integrated Communications  |  Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 14 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nation's most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum seeks a Communications Research Analyst to provide services to an active DoD communications program providing direct support to the Commander of US Forces-Korea. This individual will employ East Asia regional expertise, excellent written and verbal English skills, in addition to supporting data collection and analysis functions that will contribute to a more informed, engaged and effective communications strategy. This program has high visibility and requires that personnel are engaged, driven and committed to providing high-quality deliverables to the end user in a timely manner. This individual will work within a group of senior strategic communications planners, graphic designers and behavioral scientists.


  • Conduct data collection, monitoring, and management as well as coding, storing, and segmentation of information tailored to specific Command needs
  • Collect and research communication strategy relevant information on all domains
  • Write clear, concise, and compelling content and articulate complicated, technical strategies and insights
  • Monitor a variety of sources both classified and open source, and maintain situational awareness of regionally prominent think tanks and their published literature, and prepare analysis of how this information affects the information environment
  • Provide analysis of real world political-military considerations and policy decisions
  • Organize and deliver briefings, both written and oral, and support high-level meeting management
  • Collaborate with management in employing change process concepts and techniques to assess organizational readiness for change, marketing organizational awareness, and team efforts to present CS ideas/concepts/plans to senior leaders
  • Identify and propose solutions to international relations problems and issues that are characterized by their breadth, importance, and severity and for which previous studies and established techniques are frequently inadequate
  • Provide recommendations toward the formulation and execution of issue-specific CS plans and products
  • Provide administrative support to technical and management level personnel, general office administration, event planning, and creating/customizing off-the-shelf graphics; knowledge of office automation software programs


  • Minimum DoD Secret Clearance Required (TS/SCI preferred)
  • Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: international relations, international policy, international affairs, conflict resolution, international law, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, security studies, statistics, or in the humanities
  • Two years of appropriate experience in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs
  • One or more years of experience working in Korea
  • Political-military expertise
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods experience sufficient to assist in the design and conduct of comprehensive international relations studies
  • Knowledge of international relations concepts, laws, regulations, policies and plans addressing communication methods, strategy and policy
  • Comprehensive understanding of Communications Strategy, international relations, and the Northeast Asia region
  • Must have a high degree of expertise with Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Korean language proficiency (equivalent to or higher than a 3,3,3 level on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)) strongly desired