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: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125772