Associate Research Scholar, Columbia Journalism School

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, New York City, New York

Date PostedJuly 17, 2017
Job StatusFull-time

For immediate hire (application deadline August 12): 

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. This scholar will contribute to white papers, scholarly research, tools, and events/workshops. This appointment is for one year, and may be renewable up to two additional years depending on both performance and funding. 

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 Associate 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? carry out qualitative and quantitative research; implement timely and high quality research 
- Develop and build technical and visualization tools and displays for Tow research projects 
- 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 


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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole. The Center explores how the development of technology is changing journalism, its practice and its consumption. The Tow Center commissions research in emerging areas, develops teaching methods and courses, and offers fellowships to academics, journalists and technologists. The Center and its research fellows regularly host events and workshops to further disseminate research for application in newsrooms as well as classrooms.

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