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In search of research/tech/news geeks: NewsFrames is hiring!

Categories: Announcements, NewsFrames

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week.  We recently shared about our progress earlier this month on the NewsFrames Initiative [1], which hopefully started to clarify things. Let me highlight one bit from it:

Currently we're thinking that NewsFrames Teams, through their Leads/Stewards and Members, will jointly pursue NewsFrames research “investigations.” We also know that we want this tool to support our authors and editors whether or not a team wants to take advantage of MediaCloud tools. In other words, we know that evidence-driven investigation isn't only about leveraging data science or statistical power, but it is most importantly about scoping the possibilities and challenges appropriately to begin with.

In order to get things really going, we need to figure out how these Teams will work. That's why we're hoping to hire a couple of inaugural NewsFrames Team Leads/Stewards, to start as soon as possible (mid-October, we hope). You can find a description of what we're looking for below and how to apply by October 6 (next week)!

Thanks for tuning in, and we'll be in touch with another update on NewsFrames very soon.

Cheers, Connie


NewsFrames Team Lead/Steward

Our NewsFrames Initiative is underway! In collaboration with MediaCloud.org, we are in the process of designing a tool that will enable the GV community to generate empirically-based reporting and conclusions through a collaborative team process.

A little more about NewsFrames.  What is it again?

The NewsFrames toolset will help us better understand how topics are being “framed” or represented in the media, such as: “What does Nepal think about the US, at least according to its major news outlets?” It may also help us to find deeper insights into the production and sharing of information — what's going on behind certain perspectives in the news —  such as “who is saying what about the August 2014 Israeli Air Force missile attack near the entrance of a United Nations school in Rafah [2]?”

More about the NewsFrames project and development can be found in the following posts:

What is the Team Lead/Steward?

To get things really going, we are looking to hire the first NewsFrames Team Leads/Stewards. These Leads will support the development of NewsFrames, by helping to define NewsFrames Team dynamics while undertaking pilot research themes or “investigations” (e.g. countries such as Bolivia, or topics such as religion, are all still to be defined). The Lead(s) will report to the NewsFrames Initiative Director and work in collaboration with identified members of the GV community. Responsibilities will or may include:

Ultimately, successful work will result in the establishment of research parameters/team members tied to at least one investigation and a working model of NewsFrame Team operations by the end of 2016.

This is a ⅓ to ½ level of effort role, to be compensated at the GV editorial range.  The position will begin no later than mid-October through the end of the year, with the possibility of extension.  Though future work will include a number of different language research opportunities, professional-level English is required for now.  In addition, you are likely to:

Skills and expertise that will also help your consideration include: interest or depth in data science or digital journalism tools, as well as the guidance of research or investigative project or team.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and short answers to these questions:

Send your application to newsframes [at] globalvoices [dot] org by October 6 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time) with this subject heading: “NewsFrames Team Lead/Steward Application” in order to be considered. More than one position may be hired. Feel free to also any questions to the email address above as well.