Are you a recent college graduate looking for an entry level position in a fast-paced, growing newsroom?
The Conversation US is looking for an Editorial Researcher to support the work of our unique model of independent, nonprofit journalism that bridges the gap between academia and the wider public.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2017
THE CONVERSATION US
The Conversation US (TCUS) is an independent, non-profit media organization that publishes news analysis and commentary written by academics, edited by journalists and aimed at the general public.
A team of professional editors works with scholars from universities across the US to share their research and to apply their expertise to topical issues. All our content is published under a Creative Commons license: we promote the republication (for free) of our articles to other media organizations. Time, Newsweek, Quartz, The Washington Post and Fortune are among our regular republishers as well as a growing number of local, regional and ethnic media.
The Conversation US works with editions in Australia, UK, Africa and France. Worldwide, The Conversation reaches an audience of more than 2.6 million unique readers a month and more than 23 million readers via Creative Commons republication.
For more background on The Conversation please read this feature by Harvard’s Nieman Lab.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Editorial Researcher will support the work of The Conversation US’ 14 editors by:
Gathering and analyzing information to identify potential academic authors for particular story ideas
Researching photo and illustration options for articles
Fact checking articles
Maintaining the organization’s database of contributors
Maintaining the organization’s upcoming anniversary and events planner
Managing process of publishing our daily newsletter
This role would suit a recent university graduate with a few years’ experience of newsgathering and, ideally, of photojournalism.
This job is based in in The Conversation US - main newsroom in Boston.
For more information or to send an application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY MARCH 31
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
The successful applicant should have experience working in a news-gathering organization and have a strong interest in improving the public discourse by helping The Conversation publish in-depth and evidence-based news analysis and commentary.
In addition, the successful candidate will have:
Demonstrable skills in gathering and assessing information from various sources, including the ability to identify academic experts to write on specific topics
Experience doing photo research with commercial sources such as AP as well as public domain and other Creative Commons sources
Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
Familiarity using contact database systems
Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative team
Care and attention to detail
Experience in online production