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JOIN OUR TEAM! 2020 Openings for Research Assistants in Climate Communication Strategy and Analysis


NOTE: Please note that start and end times of positions may vary.

To apply for a “Social Team” position, please send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Social Team positions are available to current Yale students only unless otherwise stated. 

To apply for a “Data Team” position, please send a cover letter and resume to jennifer.marlon@yale.edu with the position “Data Scientist” in the subject line.  

 

Social Team: Weekend Instagram Producer

 5-10 hrs a week (spring and summer position with the potential for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year) 

The folks that make our Instagram what it is. YPCCC research is relevant to many categories of current events, from renewable energy to extreme weather, and our Instagram producers help put the news of the day in front of Instagram’s young audience.

      • Tasks:
        • Drafting 1 Instagram post per assigned days (Saturday and Sunday) for YPCCC online properties
        • Creating graphics using Canva 
        • Creating Instagram stories once a week (2-5 frames each)
        • Responding to breaking news and keeping an eye on the latest climate change stories
      • Preferred Skills:
        • Attention to detail and strong writing skills
        • Experience managing an Instagram page or professional social media account is a plus
        • Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content
        • Digital design and data visualization / infographic creation experience preferred 
      • Ideal for:
        • Somebody who is interested in social media management, data visualization, journalism, design and/or content creation. 

 

Social Team:  YCC Social Media Manager 

3-5 hrs a week (summer position with the potential for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year)

Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting about climate change. We’re looking for a student to promote the service on social media and engage the current audience with an eye toward growth and deeper interaction. 

      • Tasks (to be divided and assigned):
        • Source and/or design images for each episode, for use on social media and the YCC site
        • Develop and maintain reporting on social media performance
      • Preferred Skills:
        • Interest in content marketing, photography, or graphic design
        • Experience managing social media accounts a plus
        • Familiarity with image sourcing and editing a plus
      • Ideal for:
        • Individuals looking to further develop the YCC brand online — especially those with an interest in content marketing, environmental storytelling, or non-profit journalism

 

Social Team:  Digital Ads Assistant, Google Ads

5 hrs a week (spring position with the potential of staying on for the 2020-2021 academic year; this position will not be active throughout the summer.)

Digital advertising is one of the most crucial tactics of marketing for online publishers and non-profits. It’s also a very promising avenue for testing out some of our research on attitudes toward climate change. We’re looking for somebody to help produce ads to advance YPCCC goals on both fronts.

      • Tasks:
        • Drafting Google Ads at the discretion of the YPCCC Google Ads Lead 
          • Experiments may include testing content to different audiences, or different messages or images
        • Meeting in person at Sage Hall for a 1-hour block each week to design, draft, and deploy ads.
        • Helping maintain a calendar of upcoming ads & tests
        • Designing display ads
      • Preferred Skills:
        • Attention to detail and strong writing skills
        • Experience managing a GoogleAds account is a plus
        • Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content
      • Ideal for:
        • Detail-oriented, metrics-driven writers who like to explore data. Folks who are looking to make use of a fast growing ad platform online for research purposes.
        • Those interested in digital marketing

 

We’re also open to taking on research assistants for projects beyond the jobs listed above. If you’ve got a background in any of the following, please feel free to reach out — we’d love to hear from you:

  • WordPress development
  • Data visualization 
  • Graphic design
  • Video production
  • API development

Please direct any questions about these opportunities to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu. 

 


 

We are also hiring Data Scientists (below). Please direct any questions about Data Science opportunities to jennifer.marlon@yale.edu. 

Data Team: Data Scientist

This role will work with our team of researchers on data management, processing, and modeling, statistical analyses, visualization, and mapping of public social and physical datasets as well as those gathered by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

  • Tasks
    • Obtain, clean, document, and prepare data for modeling;
    • Develop software to model and map environmental opinions and behavior;
    • Conduct analyses and construct predictive models;
    • Participate in several highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams;
    • Develop visualizations for research and public outreach.
  • Required Skills
    • Programming proficiency in at least one language (e.g. R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, SPSS syntax)
    • Organization, writing, and technical documentation
  • Preferred skills
    • Experience with Tableau
    • Experience with statistics and modeling (R, SPSS, SAS, MatLab)
    • Data and database management (SQL, NoSQL, Google Cloud, AWS, GitHub)
    • Experience designing, developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining databases
  • Ideal for:
    • Data-driven, organized workers with an interest in helping to support analyze and visualize our research.
    • Hrs per week: 5-10