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Moon Intelligence

Moon Intelligence

Research Analyst- Japanese J-League

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Jan 11, 2023

Role description

Moon Intelligence are looking for a research analyst with huge passion for the Japanese J-League to join our team.
We are looking for an analyst with exceptional knowledge of the J-League teams, players, tactics and league specific intricacies.
About the J-League Research Analyst role
The role involves:
·       Producing previews for all matches in Japanese J-League (and selected continental competition involving J-League sides) to our set template. The analyst is expected to research and provide information such expected line-ups, key player information and team approaches. If key information comes out after the previews are published, the analyst is expected to provide updates
·       Confirming line-ups. Once the starting 11s are announced for all matches, the analyst is expected to confirm any changes from their predicted 11s and if they expect anything different from their previews.
·       Pre-season previews on each J-League side
·       Being available and flexible to the J-League fixture calendar
·       Being home based and as a consultant
 **Monthly consultancy fee to be based on experience and availability
About You
We are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The information collected and provided is crucial to our clients so needs to be to a very high standard.
We want someone who is extremely knowledgeable about j-League and Japanese football from knowing how Gamba Osaka approach games to reciting the usual starting 11 from Kashima Antlers.
The ideal candidate will have:
·       Excellent communication skills. To be fluent in English and Japanese
·       Previous experience covering J-League
·       High motivation and enthusiasm to watch games and continue to improve knowledge of Japanese soccer/football
·       Exceptional attention to detail
·       Knowledge of xG (Expected Goals)
·       Betting experience (desirable but not essential)
****If you are currently working for a similar company where conflict of interest could occur, you will not be able to combine the roles.
 If interested in this role, please send a CV and answers to the following questions to
 ·       What is current employment status?
·       When would be the earliest you could start?
·       Do you have previous experience covering the J-League in a paid working or voluntary capacity? If yes, provide more information.
·       Why do you think you would be a good fit for this role of J-League research analyst?
·       In an average week, how many J-League games do you watch?
·       What level of accuracy do you think you would confidently be able to achieve for the league when asked to produce an expected line-up for each team on a weekly basis? Why?
·       In your opinion, who is the most underrated player in the J-League and why?
·       In your opinion, who is the most important player for Vissel Kobe and why?
·       Which sides impressed and disappointed you the most in the 2022 season and why?
·       What is Nagoya Grampus Eight’s typical style of play?

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