Now hiring: Research assistant at the UNC School of Media and Journalism

The team behind the groundbreaking reports covering the dramatic shifts in the media business is hiring!

The Research Assistant will support the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics in administrative and research activities.

S/he will have exceptional attention to detail, organizational and time management skills with demonstrated experience working with complex databases. S/he will be responsible for the Knight Chair’s nationally recognized newspaper database, ensuring it is accurate and accessible to academics and industry users. S/he will need to regularly produce graphics based on this database for national audiences. S/he will be responsible for the Knight Chair’s accounting and administrative needs, so must have a customer/client-focused mindset. S/he will have excellent interpersonal skills as the position will require substantial communication and coordination with a variety of individuals, within the school, university and profession. S/he must be familiar with professional writing and skilled in creating PowerPoint presentations, as the person in this position contributes substantially to online reports and presentations for academic, professional and general-interest audiences. A passion for and commitment to local journalism and academic integrity is a must. Excel, PowerPoint, Word Press and Twitter skills are required.

Apply by August 28, 2017. For more information, visit:

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