August 20, 2018

Job Posting

Research operations manager

The Membership Puzzle Project – New York, USA
Date added: August 20, 2018 Application deadline: September 14, 2018 Contract type: fixed-term Hours: full-time Salary: Competitive salary, healthcare benefits, and travel opportunities lasting through spring 2020

The Membership Puzzle Project is a collaboration between the Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent and New York University.

Its aim is to gather knowledge about the most important question for the future of high quality, public-service journalism: How do we build a sustainable news organisation that restores trust in journalism and moves readers to become paying members of an online community?

The role

We’re eager to grow our team with an excellent operations-oriented person who can help us grow the actionability of our work well beyond the US.

If you’re detail-obsessed and highly collaborative–and can also speak publicly about our research questions and findings–the research operations manager role could be a good fit for you. This will be a full-time, grant-funded role for a person who will work from our office at NYU journalism school from October 2018 to April 2020. Regular domestic and international travel to newsrooms and journalism conferences is required.

Our operations manager will study and advise news organisations that are pursuing interactive forms of audience engagement, with The Correspondent as our primary newsroom partner. If you’re a star with budget management who knows how to research organisations and make recommendations to teammates, please read on.

Key roles and responsibilities