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Since its founding in 2010, the Wesleyan Media Project ( WMP )
has become the “go to” source for real-time, non-partisan
information on the volume, spending, sponsorship and content of
political advertising across the United States. Our goals are to
track all election-related advertising across TV and online and to
provide comparative analysis enhancing the ability of journalists,
citizens and scholars to hold governments and special interests
Reporting to the Associate Director, Wesleyan Media Project,
the Research Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the
research operations of the Wesleyan Media Project’s tracking and
analysis of political advertising and local news.
- Performing data analysis, content identification, and data
- Hiring, training and supervising student Research Assistants
- Developing and implementing research protocols necessary to
achieve the goals laid out by the project team.
- Contributing to public communications including project
website, blog posts, and social media feeds.
- Contributing as a co-author to peer-reviewed publications.
- Conducting special research studies or projects as directed,
including performing literature review, other research, and data
analysis to support those projects.
- Developing and maintaining documentation of data analysis,
training protocols, and research processes to keep stakeholders
informed and ensure replicability.
- Coordinating logistics for team meetings, including travel,
catering, technology needs, conference calls, web tools, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience
managing operations, programs or projects or an equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience.
Knowledge of statistics and some experience using statistical
packages for analyzing and merging data (e.g., Excel, Stata, SPSS ,
R, SAS , etc.)
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect,
organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of
information with attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong project management skills and knowledge of research
Experience working with social media tools and managing
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience in the MS Office suite of applications including
Word, Excel and Outlook.
Experience with web-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google
docs/sheets, Slack, Evernote, etc.)
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment
and interact openly with individuals of different
Masters in a related field such as Government, Public Affairs,
Data Science or Communications Experience hiring, training and
supervising staff (student/volunteer experience will be
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is January 14, 2021
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