Who We Are

Al-Monitor (Al-Monitor.com) is an award-winning media service founded in 2012 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Jamal Daniel to foster a deeper understanding of the Middle East through world class reporting and analysis from and about the region.

In just its second year, Al-Monitor won the prestigious International Press Institute’s Free Media Pioneer Award, the only American media outlet exclusively covering the Middle East to ever receive the honor, in addition to Online Journalism and Exemplary Media awards.

Al-Monitor is read widely by US, international and Middle East decision makers at the highest levels, as well as by media, thought leaders, experts, and students covering the region. Its multilingual platform, including Mandarin Chinese, allows readers worldwide to access our content.

Al-Monitor is valued for its independence, diversity, reporting, and analysis. Its products include newsletters (including those devoted to business, technology, and China’s role in the region), webinars, podcasts, and events, in addition to its round the clock news coverage and commentary.


Andrew Parasiliti

Greg Cohen

Kristi Pappalardo

Joyce Karam

Tyler Huffman

Gabrielle Debinski

Beatrice Farhat

Rina Bassist

Ezgi Akin

Kristen Talman

Cooper Klose

Marita Kassis

Amberin Zaman

Jack Dutton

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Jared Szuba

Adam Lucente

Ben Caspit

Samuel Wendel



Al-Monitor is always looking to grow our team as the Middle East's politics, security, business, and culture are increasingly a focus for worldwide readers and organizations. You will help contribute to our mission of fostering a deeper connection between the Middle East and the international community with deep, analytical articles and insights from some of the most trusted, independent authors and experts from across the globe. Here are our current openings:



Gulf Correspondent (Arab Gulf Region - UAE or Saudi Arabia preferred)