[Air-L] JOB: Associate Director, Internet and Technology at Pew Research Center

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Jun 1 23:05:55 PDT 2023


Organization Overview

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public
about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It
conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content
analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S.
politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology;
religion and public life; science and society; race and ethnicity; global
attitudes; and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research does not
take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew
Research Center’s work is carried out by a staff of approximately 170 based
in Washington, DC. Staff may work virtually from remote locations up to
four days per week and are required to be present in the Center’s office at
1615 L Street NW at least one day per week.

Position Description

Pew Research Center is looking for an Associate Director for its Internet
and Technology team. The Associate Director oversees a research team
produces reports exploring the impact of the internet and technology on
families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care,
and civic and political life.  Key topics include:  technology use, social
networking and social media, mobile connectivity, and digitally-relevant
policy issues such as privacy, cybersecurity and harassment.. The team
employs multiple methodologies to conduct this research, including survey
research, computational social science and content analysis.  The Associate
Director will conceptualize research products and manage day-to-day
operations, including questionnaire development, translation, quality
control, data analysis, writing and number checking. The Associate Director
will also serve as a spokesperson for the Center’s research in their
subject areas and assist with writing components of grant applications.

Reporting to Director, Internet and Technology, the Associate Director will
model best practices in collaboration across teams, as well as in creating
systems and processes that help produce the best possible products.


   - Manage development and execution of original research focused on
   internet and technology
   - Manage team day-to-day operations planning, editorial calendars,
   production calendars and staff assignments to projects
   - Provide editorial direction by identifying storylines
   - Supervise team members by providing regular feedback and comfortably
   addressing performance issues
   - Contribute to writing grant proposals and meeting grant-reporting
   - Act as a spokesperson for the team’s research
   - Take an institutional role in setting the research agenda and
   contribute to management and culture building across the Center as a whole
   - Work with the Center’s communications team to ensure that the work
   meets the needs of, and is accessible to, the Center’s priority audiences
   - Work with the Center’s methods team to ensure that the Center’s survey
   research meets the highest methodological standards
   - Ensure accuracy, impartiality, clarity and methodological transparency
   in all research products

Knowledge and Skills Required

   - Must have a passion for the mission of a non-advocacy organization
   that conducts high-quality social science research and reports its findings
   in impartial, clear and accessible ways
   - Demonstrated success in project management along with maturity,
   independence and time management skills to work effectively with little or
   no day-to-day supervision
   - Dedicated to the highest principles of transparency and accountability
   - Excellent writing and speaking skills
   - Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with direct
   reports, peers and managers
   - Strong inter-personal skills to relate effectively to staff at all
   - Strong collaboration skills


   - MA required, PhD preferred. 15+ years of research experience, with a
   minimum of 10 years of specialized experience in research and analysis
   - Demonstrated subject matter expertise on how digital technologies are
   impacting people’s social, political and economic lives, including deep
   understanding of fast-moving topics like artificial intelligence.  Advanced
   skills in quantitative data analysis
   - Proven ability to write clear, compelling and accessible reports on
   quantitative research
   - Successful experience leading small teams, mentoring others and giving

FLSA Status: Exempt

This position typically starts at $144,000 per year.


Pew Research Center staff may work virtually from remote locations up to
four days in a standard work week. Staff are required to be present in the
Center’s Washington, D.C., office on at least one of two core days weekly
(Tues., Wed.) and one Thursday a month for an all-staff day.

Total Rewards

In addition to competitive pay, Pew Research Center’s employees enjoy a
robust total rewards package that includes:


   Affordable, comprehensive health care that includes medical, dental
   (including adult orthodontia) and vision benefits.

   Generous paid annual leave plan, including a winter break between Dec.
   25 and Jan. 1

   Employer-paid disability, life insurance and paid family leave plans

   Up to a 12% employer 401(k) contribution, with vesting at the end of the
   first year.

   A 37.5-hour workweek.

   Health savings or flexible spending account options with employer
   funding component.

   Flexibility to telework up to 60% for most staff

Pew Research Center makes employment decisions without regard to age, sex,
ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or
gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by
applicable law. We champion inclusion, diversity and equity, and we encourage
applications from candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds,
perspectives, and skills.

Joly MacFie  +12185659365

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