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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.


Fellowship Assistant & PA to Fellowship Director

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 as soon as possible.

About you

You will be educated to A level (or equivalent) and have excellent organisational skills, initiative and a willingness to accept responsibility and work independently. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have experience of event 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. You should be skilled in the use of Outlook, Teams, Zoom and Excel. A general interest in media and current affairs is desirable, and any experience working with culturally diverse groups will be an advantage.

Applications

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 155695.

Application deadline: Midday (UK time) on Monday 31 January 2022.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 7 February 2022 via MS Teams.

Executive Assistant to RISJ Director

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.

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.

Applications

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 155644 on all correspondence.

Application deadline: Midday (UK time) Monday 31 January.

Interviews will be held on 10 February via MS Teams. February 2022 via MS Teams.