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As a member of staff at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism you will be part of an internationally-renowned institute exploring the future of journalism worldwide through debate, engagement, and research. We are part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. As a global research centre we want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equality and value diversity among our colleagues. Read more information about the benefits of working at the university. Any job vacancies and freelance opportunities at the Reuters Institute will appear below. All applications for staff roles are administered by the university's HR department.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Oxford Climate Journalism Network image/svg+xml image/svg+xml

Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927, with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for an Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a project tackling a pressing problem in one of the most dynamic centres of research in digital media and journalism.

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will play a leading role in developing and delivering on empirical work using online survey research to advance our understanding of how news on climate change and the environment are consumed online. Working with Principal Investigators, you will develop methodological approaches, as well as arranging and conducting empirical research and data collection. Overall, your research will look at how climate change journalism is consumed by audiences worldwide, and the interplay of science, health, and public affairs journalism more broadly.

The position is fixed-term for 12 months, starting from January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

About you

You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in a substantive area of social science including journalism/media studies, sociology, political science or social data science. You will have a strong publication record of relevant research and writing achievements at an international level, including being published in peer-reviewed journals. You will have experience working with relevant quantitative methods as well as understanding existent work on climate change and public understanding of science and technology. You will also possess excellent written, editing and verbal communication skills to demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level.

Applications

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk referencing 154061.

Application deadline: Midday (UK time), Monday 6 December 2021.

Interviews are likely to be held early in the new year.

See a full job description and access the online application portal.

Digital Journalist image/svg+xml image/svg+xml

Grade 6: £29,614 – £35,326 (with a discretionary range to £38,587) per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for a Digital Journalist to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative journalist to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world.

As Digital Journalist, you will help increase the Reuters Institute’s digital footprint and better fulfil our mission of exploring the future of journalism worldwide. Reporting to the Head of Communications and Editorial you will bring practical experience as a working journalist, by writing and editing original and distinctive news articles and social media posts.  You will write, produce and disseminate a variety of high-quality content across a range of distribution channels and media outlets, as well as using creative and practical skills to turn innovative ideas into positive actions that will help increase the digital output of the Reuters Institute among target audiences all over the world.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2023 and is offered on a full time basis, ideally starting from January 2022. Part-time working may also be considered.

About you

You will be educated to degree level in a substantive area of social science including journalism and/or media studies, and have excellent written and verbal skills, with proven ability to write and edit social media posts and engaging news stories to the highest standards. You will have relevant experience as a journalist, working in a newsroom or as a freelance reporter and excellent analytical, organisational and project management skills. In addition, you will have knowledge and experience of using social media channels and digital content distribution mechanisms to achieve communications objectives, as well as an interest in climate change and journalism innovation.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk referencing 154398. 

Application deadline: Midday (UK time) Tuesday 4 January 2022

Interviews will likely be held in the week commencing 17 January 2022 via MS Teams.

See a full job description and access the online application portal.

Executive Assistant to RISJ Director image/svg+xml image/svg+xml

Grade 5: £26,341 – £31,406 (with a discretionary range to £34,304) per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for an Executive Assistant to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world.

As Executive Assistant, you will manage the Director’s day-to-day diaries. This will include arranging in person and online meetings, managing calls and conference access for speakers and attendees, organising travel, ensuring the necessary papers are in place for meetings, as well as helping with forward planning. All of these activities will involve exercising a considerable degree of judgement and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within the University and beyond. You will also provide administrative support where needed.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2023 and is offered on a full time basis, ideally starting from January 2022.

About you

You will have experience working as an Executive Assistant, with an ability to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload to deadlines. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and comfort in liaising with people at all levels, internal and external to the University. You will also have excellent organisational abilities and efficiency, coupled with sound judgement and the demonstrated ability to use initiative and to assume a high level of personal responsibility in dealing with particular issues and to facilitate constructive solutions to requests or problems.

Application process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk referencing 154400. 

Application deadline: Midday (UK time) Tuesday 4 January 2022

Interviews be held in the week commencing 12 January 2022 on MS Teams

See a full job description and access the online application portal.

Fellowship Assistant & PA to Fellowship Director image/svg+xml image/svg+xml

Grade 5: £26,341 – £31,406 (with a discretionary range to £34,304) per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for a Fellowship Assistant & PA to Fellowship Director to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world.

As Fellowship Assistant & PA to Fellowship Director, you will provide administration in support of the established Journalist Fellowship Programme, which brings mid-career journalists to Oxford from all over the world to improve their knowledge and to study issues important to their professional development. You will also support the establishment and running of a new initiative, the Oxford Climate Journalism Network. You will also manage the day-to-day organisation of the Fellowship Director’s diary, arrange meetings (both in person and online), calls and conference access (both as speaker and attendee), organise their travel and help with forward planning.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2022 and is offered on a full time basis, ideally starting from January 2022.

About you

You will be educated to A level and have excellent organisational skills, initiative and a willingness to accept responsibility and work independently. You will have experience of event management and organisation, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with people at all levels. You will also have experience of managing administrative processes and the ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure to fixed deadlines with minimal supervision while maintaining exemplary attention to detail.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk referencing 154601. 

Application deadline: Midday (UK time) Tuesday 4 January 2022

Interviews be held in the week commencing 10 January 2022 on MS Teams.

See a full job description and access the online application portal.