The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is seeking an Associate Research Scholar to contribute to various research projects at the intersection of technology and journalism, with a focus on reforming public media support for journalism in a digital context. This scholar will contribute to white papers, scholarly research, tools, and events/workshops. This appointment is for one year, and may be renewable depending on both performance and funding.
This Associate Research Scholar will lead Tow's inquiry into alternative methods for sustainability in local journalism by exploring and constructing policy solutions for a new era for journalism in the context of public media.
The requirements for the Associate Research Scholar are: A deep and demonstrable knowledge of the research field with their own published works, strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, and a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in the transformation of journalism. Qualifications for a successful candidate would ideally be a researcher with relevant experience in publishing or project management.
The successful candidate will be comfortable with the pressure of delivering work on tight deadlines and evolving priorities in a professional manner. They must have excellent judgment and be able to work in a fast paced environment. The Research Scholar will report to the Research Director and work in close consultation with the Director of the Tow Center on research outputs, including:
Assist in the development of and refining of research topics; use rigorous and appropriate research methods, implement timely and high quality research
Identify and cultivate relationships with relevant research partners
Supporting conversations with representatives from companies, research networks, etc. about the project and its findings
Producing briefing memos and presentations materials on research
Presenting new ideas for research topics and methods
Monitoring and amplifying the impact of the research program; helping to identify opportunities and gaps to raise the profile of the project and the Center as a whole
Ensuring the project is meeting deliverable’s in a timely manner; additional tasks as needed
Any other duties needed to support the research process
Internal Number: 5888
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