New CSDC knowledge mobilization training opportunity

New CSDC knowledge mobilization training opportunity: The CSDC is hiring two graduate student(s) to produce a podcast and a research/policy brief.

The CSDC is carrying out a pilot project for its new podcast series and research/policy brief series. Both will be related to the 2018 Canadian Municipal Election Study conference: Montreal and Quebec in Focus on June 19 at McGill University. The CSDC will hire two graduate students. One will be trained to produce a professional quality podcast and the second to write a professional quality research or policy brief. Both will be produced from one or more of the conference presentations and papers. We anticipate 15-25 hours of work with the remuneration of $20/hour. Ideally the students hired for this project would continue to produce other podcasts and briefs and would be interested in training other students over the next 12 months.

Requirements:

  • Both graduate students must be available on the day of the conference – Tuesday, June 19 at McGill University. Conference website: https://www.cmes-eemc.ca/conference/
  • The student hired to produce the podcast must be available during the two weeks before June 19 for 2-5 hours of training
  • Podcast position: we are looking for a dynamic, articulate person who enjoys talking with people. This student should also be interested in learning how to interview well and present complex research material in an easily understandable manner to wide audiences through a podcast. No previous experience is necessary. Keen interest in the themes addressed at the CMES conference would be an asset. A strong command of English is required. Bilingualism (French/English) is highly valued.
  • Research/policy brief position: we are looking for someone with strong writing skills who is interested in learning how to present complex research material in an easily understandable manner to wide audiences through a research or policy brief. No previous experience is necessary. Keen interest in the themes addressed at the CMES conference would be an asset. A strong command of English is required. Bilingualism (French/English) is highly valued.

To apply: Please send one paragraph outlining why you are interested in the position with a recent CV to csdc-cecd@mcgill.ca