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Joe Karaganis on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 20:36:29 +0100 (CET)


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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
Job Opening: Program Coordinator
Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere Program

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a non-profit, New
York-based organization that brings research to bear on a wide range of
issues of public concern, from disaster relief, to Internet governance,
to electoral reform.  The SSRC seeks a Program Coordinator to assist in
running a new program entitled 'Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic
Public Sphere.'  The program is designed to strengthen connections
between media research and media reform-especially between academic and
advocacy communities, in the U.S. and around the world.  Its broader
purpose is to ensure that debates about media ownership, broadband
access, digital broadcasting, community media and other crucial
infrastructures of public life are shaped by high quality research and a
rich understanding of the public interest.  Please visit
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/media for additional information regarding
the program and the SSRC.=20

The Program Coordinator will work directly with the Program Director to
ensure the success of a range of projects to be launched in 2006, which
include:=20

*	Short-term 'bounties' for research relevant to the renewal of
the omnibus Telecommunications Act.=20
*	A 'data consortium' intended to improve access to commercial
(and other) data sources used in media policymaking.=20
*	International networking and capacity-building activities,
structured around workshops, a travel pool, and a conference network.=20
*	An online 'Media Research Hub' for coordinating and extending
these activities to larger networks of participants.

The position is ideally suited to someone with a strong interest in
understanding and building collaborations between media research and
advocacy.  =20

RESPONSIBILITIES:
*	Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings and events.
*	Write proposals and grant reports for current and potential
donors.
*	Coordinate publicity and outreach.
*	Manage program inquiries and handle program correspondence.
*	Assist in the development and management of the program's online
community site.
*	Represent the program and conduct its activities where
appropriate.

REQUIREMENTS:
*	Masters Degree and/or 3+ years of research-related
advocacy/program management experience. =20
*	Substantive expertise in an area of media, technology, or
communications policy and/or advocacy.
*	Ability to manage diverse tasks simultaneously with attention to
detail.
*	Ability to work independently and with members of a team.
*	Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
*	Skilled with budgets and office computer applications.

ALSO VALUED:
*	Experience and language skills in a major region outside the
U.S.
*	Experience with Internet-based communities, research, and/or
website development.

SALARY & BENEFITS:=09
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive
benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym
reimbursement; professional development funds; outstanding pension plan
and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.=20

To apply, please sen
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