Posted On: August 19, 2022
Media Organization: Hacks/Hackers
Hacks/Hackers is an international grassroots organization aimed at building the future of media. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group status.
Hacks/Hackers is looking for a Research Coordinator to help us wrangle project resources and communications for a project that supports the use of reliable sources on Wikipedia, particularly those associated with vaccine topics.
This is a temporary part-time, remote role for 6-9 months. The position may be extended and/or expanded should the project gain additional funding. Applications will be reviewed starting August 10, 2022 on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The desired start date is in early September, 2022.
Roles and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Project Director, the Project Coordinator would be responsible for several types of work related to the support of reliable sources in Wikipedia articles. Priorities are adjusted throughout in discussion with the Director:
Project Coordination and Partner Liaising. Responsibilities for coordinating the collaboration among project partners including Wikimedia DC and Knowledge Futures Group to support the achievement of project goals and milestones. In addition, the Coordinator is expected to help coordinate needs and communications with a related project, the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARTT), which will use reliable-sources data. Example tasks include recruiting volunteer participants, reviewing micro-grant applications, supporting participant engagement, developing clarity around reliable source rating definitions on Wikipedia, workshop development and support.
Safety resources and liaising. Coordinator will have responsibility for coalescing and developing materials related to project safety for participants and establishing contacts among partners regarding needs and alerts.
Project documentation and report writing. Coordinator will support the creation and maintenance of internal project work documentation and outward facing materials (eg. website, participant training materials, reports).
Communications and presentations. Coordinator may support the project by contributing documentation and resources related to external communication of the project, in addition to serving as a liaison or representative of the project when directed. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed with approval in advance.
And other related tasks as directed.
Qualifications and Requirements
Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and three years of professional work experience. Strong research and/or writing background are also required in combination with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, especially in creating encouraging environments for collaboration. Experience in a field related to internet information architecture or collaborative knowledge creation (such as authorship or editing experience in Wikipedia) is important for this position. Previous study, work experience, or skills in journalism is strongly preferred especially concerning the topic of ‘news quality.’
Position requires familiarity or ability to quickly gain familiarity with issues related to health communications related to vaccines within online environments. Position will involve some interaction with subject matter experts in medical fields and software development. Successful applicants must be able to work with project participants who are based in continental US time zones.
Interested applicants should submit their resume, a cover letter explaining their interest and fit, and salary expectations, to jobs [at] hackshackers [dot] com with the subject line “NewsQ Coordinator - Reliable Sources.”