Come help social change organizations understand media conversations about topics they care about, and assess how their media campaigns are doing in changing media narratives. You’ll use our suite of quantitative media analysis tools built on MediaCloud to explore online media coverage of issues such as wellness and health and/or women’s rights and social norms in both the U.S. and in selected developing countries.
You’ll work closely with the team of researchers and developers at the MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. You’ll need to be based here in our offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The collaborative work with outside organizations will directly impact the design of the next generation of our tools. This grant-funded position provides an opportunity for someone to conduct important research into how social mobilization interacts with media and to help make Media Cloud more useful for non-profits trying to understand and influence how the media portrays the topics they work on. A background in public health issues would be very helpful. It is expected that scholarly and popular publications will arise from this research.