Research Assistant

Posted On: August 7, 2023

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Media Organization:Author - Nonfiction Book Project

Company Description


Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION: Journalist and author seeks a qualified research assistant to work on a year-long book project. It is a narrative nonfiction book about the first year of motherhood for women in four countries – including the US -- and will examine the history and policy that shapes the women’s experiences. The author is in DC but the work is remote. This would be a good job for current students, recent graduates or professional freelancers looking for additional part-time work.

- Create research packets with news articles, government papers, scientific studies and other information sources on assigned topics.
- Generate summaries of the information.
- Identify interview subjects and help coordinate / schedule interviews for the author, in some cases might be asked to conduct interviews.
- Clean up interview transcripts, as needed. (The author uses Trint to transcribe interviews; the research assistant will check the transcriptions are accurate).

- Somewhat variable but about 5-10 hours / week for a year

To Apply

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Abby Leonard, at abgailleonard [at] gmail [dot] com