Media Research Analyst, Media Policy Initiative
The New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative seeks an analyst to support and coordinate its work on media policy research and on a project related to journalistic practices.
The Media Policy Initiative and its associated Fellows have multiple research projects underway examining issues such as local media ecosystems, the future of public media, journalism as well as the development of media and democratic institutions more generally. It also contributes to the work of the Open Technology Institute that addresses a broad agenda of communications policy issues through its growing team of policy analysts, field analysts, and software developers.
The research analyst will play a major role in liaising with academics involved in a significant research project around cutting edge journalistic practices related to fact-checking and online engagement. The right candidate will have at least some familiarity with newsgathering and newsrooms, an interest in media and democracy more generally, strong writing skills and a an ability to support communications and engagement with the work of the initiative more broadly. The deadliine to apply for this position is July 2, 2012.
- Support research on a range of issues related to journalistic practices, media institutions and public policies related to media and democratic practices more generally.
- Assist in the publication of knowledge products including issue briefs, working papers, podcasts, and opinion pieces.
- Create, write, and manage the dissemination of periodic updates and e-newsletters.
- Edit, proofread, and fact-check policy reports and papers.
- Assist in the planning and organization of events across the United States.
- Help coordinate and maintain collaborative relationships within the sector.
- Provide research and programmatic support to the Director of the Media Policy Initiative specifically, and the team of Fellows, generally.
- Assist with the preparation of regular reports, updates, and accomplishments to funders.
- Perform administrative and other programmatic duties as necessary.
- Working with New America’s in-house website team to manage project-related websites, as well as new media initiatives around this work, such a blogging, vlogging, podcasting, and data-tracking, etc.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- A master’s degree in journalism, or public policy, or related fields or the equivalent work experience.
- Working knowledge of the current debates concerning media and democracy in the emerging digital age.
- Demonstrated familiarity and eagerness to work with new media and support the Media Policy Initiative’s communication activities.
- Proven research and analytical skills, including familiarity with Lexis-Nexis and other internet research tools.
- Strong communication, writing, and editing skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize work and manage time in order to meet multiple deadlines.
- Solid interpersonal and inter-cultural communication skills.
- Ability and willingness to travel.
- Effective organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
HOW TO APPLY
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