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Job Announcement: Collections Curator

Update: As of July 7, 2020, this position has been filled.

The Media Cloud team is excited to share a new opportunity to work with us. We are seeking to hire a Collections Curator, who will focus on the quality and completeness of our media data. This is a contract position for 2-3 months, with the possibility of extension. Please read on for more detail and how to apply.

Position Overview

The Media Cloud project is seeking a contract-based Media Collections Curator to maintain and expand Media Cloud’s news sources collections. The Media Cloud platform is a set of online tools for monitoring and measuring online media coverage. The Media Collections Curator will be in charge of cleaning, updating and improving the lists of media sources Media Clouds uses to conduct research, and assuring the overall completeness and quality of the data. Primary responsibilities include developing a deep understanding of Media Cloud’s data collection process, becoming familiar with the different Media Cloud collections, and working to assure the quality of the collections and of the data.

This grant-funded opportunity would be of interest for someone who wants to work at the intersection of journalism and technology, news and data.

This is a two- to three-month appointment with the possibility of extension.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Improve the health of Media Cloud’s most frequently used collections;

  • Work with the technical team to assess the performance of new data ingestion tools;

  • Provide advice on how to improve the presentation of media collections to users;

  • Collaborate with partners and volunteers to create new media collections and expand

    existing ones

Qualifications & Skills

REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or social sciences, and at least one year of relevant work experience

  • Experience and/or interest in journalism and digital tools

  • Experience with creative uses of new technologies for communication purposes

  • Attention to details

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to understand both technical and research issues

PREFERRED

• Master’s degree in journalism, communication or related field.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@mediacloud.org.

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