job opportunity: aaja/nlgja special project researcher

The Asian American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association are partnering to research coverage of our communities in the heartland, and are looking for an individual with research, analytic, and statistical experience to assist in a special media project.

This is a paid contract position, from October 2012 to January 2013, with the potential to develop into a full-time position in 2013. Here are some more details about duties, requirements and qualifications for the position:
Duties Include:

- Audit current local coverage of LGBT and minority issues and communities in broadcast, online, radio, and print from October-December 2012.
- Compare coverage findings to national coverage trends.
- Develop a thesis of need based on metrics.
- Assist in the development of a macro and micro plan for a 2-year project.
- Assist in securing agreements of partnership, support and resources.
- Assist in writing additional grant proposals and reports for the project.

Requirements & Qualifications

- Policy and research background required; an MPA or MPP is preferred.
- Investigative journalism experience preferred, including data-based reporting.
- Priority will be given to applicants with experience in working with media groups.
- Excellent cross-cultural communication skills in working with diverse communities.
- Excellent writing skills are required.
- Evidence of the ability to prioritize efficiently, coordinate with volunteers and develop creative solutions is expected.
- Previous nonprofit experience preferred; previous association-related experience a plus.
- Willingness to travel.
- Computer skills including MS Office.
- Applicants will be asked to provide samples of prior projects that they have led or worked on with a team.
Again, this is a paid position. I figure someone out there would be a good fit for a Special Project Researcher, or you know someone who is. For further information about the job, check out the posting on the NLGJA website.

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