Data & Society Research Institute is seeking an engaging and collaborative Research Analyst to support the work of the Disinformation Action Lab (DAL).
About the Research Analyst, DAL
The role of Research Analyst, DAL is a full-time, non-exempt position and reports directly to the Project Lead, DAL. This position is ideal for an early career researcher and writer. It’s a role for someone who enjoys shaping and supporting a body of practical research and analysis that helps solve public problems and build the capacity of key organizations.
The candidate will have deep knowledge of the problem of disinformation — the actors, their ideologies, and their tactics — and the ability to write about it clearly and concisely on short deadlines. They will also have experience in tracking online disinformation and inauthentic amplification networks. They enjoy thinking strategically about what is needed for research to be useful, relevant, and accessible. Preferred candidates should show an ability to synthesize complex information for any audience, familiarity with social media analytics and monitoring tools, and an affinity for coalition work. They are excited about working in a fast-moving team and prioritizing learning and iteration over perfectionism.
The Research Analyst, DAL will be expected to:
Start date: ASAP
To apply, please submit the following items via this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through January 5, 2020:
About Data & Society
Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. We seek to inform and develop frames for discussion of these complex issues both through our own research and through supporting the expansion of a nascent field of actors concerned about these topics. We want to be a resource, a catalyst, and a convener as new sectors recognize the complexity of the issues and the need for trade-offs when they increase their reliance on data as a tool for management and decision-making.
We see the field as comprised of researchers, journalists, policymakers, technologists, industry leaders and workers, funders, advocates, and civil society actors. We are committed to helping this field engage substantively, and with an evidence base, in debates over implications arising from the increasing reliance on data at scale to automated decision-making across a range of sectors.
The work and well-being of Data & Society is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.