- Researches and collects documents and information from various sources (government agencies, universities, libraries, Internet, non-profit research organizations etc.) on relevant topics in support of Governance Studies (GS) scholars, including, but not limited to: campaigns and elections, government bureaucracy, marijuana policy reform and media studies.
- Collects and prepares data from various sources for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Compiles, reads, abstracts, synthesizes, analyzes, and organizes written and electronic material into summarized form.
- Updates and maintains research-related scholar deliverables in the GS impact tracker on a weekly basis.
- Analyzes and produces written summaries of quantitative data.
- Provides editing assistance for research products in preparation for publication.
- Attends symposia, conferences and hearings relevant to research projects; summarizes content of such events.
- Provides general research on a variety of short-term projects and briefs scholars in a timely fashion.
- Updates and checks existing data and footnotes; provides fact checking, editing and proof-reading of documents in preparation for publication (as needed).
- Indirectly provides input on the selection, hiring and supervision of CEPM interns.
- Coordinates with CEPM's Director, Deputy Director, Director of Business Operations and staff, as well as GS communications, administration and finance staff as needed.
- Assists the Deputy Director with organizational, scheduling and logistical needs for research, travel and coordination with coauthors (as needed) in conjunction with the Assistant Director.
Communications / Editorial (20%):
- Primary blog publisher for FixGov, including posts, images and summary content
- Assists with reviewing and editing posts before publishing.
- Conducts relevant research for posts when necessary.
- Manages and updates the FixGov editorial schedule.
- Participates in pitching and developing ideas for blog content.
- With the GS communications staff, develops and executes plans for promoting FixGov content, including outreach to the media.
- Co-authors blog posts with the Fellows and Senior Fellows, and occasionally authors summary content.
- Bachelor's degree in a social science or related field required; academic background in political science or related field preferred; familiarity with and interest in American government required; minimum one year of relevant work experience using and applying quantitative methods and statistical packages required (i.e. SPSS, SAS, STATA etc.).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows - Word and Excel required; prior knowledge of HTML or experience with web publishing a plus. Thorough knowledge of library and online research resources with capacity to conduct independent research and fieldwork preferred; experience writing and editing for a variety of audiences required; strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills required. Ability to synthesize information and to write clearly and precisely without supervision required.
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