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Knight offers Graduate Assistantship

09/19/11 -    

Knight School of Communication

Graduate Student Assistantship

The Knight School of Communication is offering a graduate student assistantship to assist with the Knight School’s innovative DM3C enterprise. DM3C (Digital and Media Communities, Culture and Civic engagement) is an exciting on-line initiative that supports and promotes digital/media literacy and civic engagement in Charlotte and beyond. In collaboration with the DM3C Knight School team, the graduate student assistant organizes, researches, creates, and coordinates website content. This is a chance to develop academic and professional skills including research, writing, networking, marketing, on-line publishing, and website development. The graduate assistant is supervised by the DM3C journal editor and reports to the dean. This is a part-time position (15 hours/week) open to all Queens graduate students.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

 ·         Researching, collecting, creating, and organizing media/digital literacy and civic engagement content for the website

·         Assisting the web curator in identifying, organizing, and managing robust daily content for the website (including articles, blog posts, links, and images)

·         Assisting the website journal editor in creating and managing the academic publication process (including creating submission protocols, soliciting content, reading and editing submissions, identifying appropriate reviewers, and uploading content)

·         Special projects may be assigned to meet department and university goals that may include building relationships across the Queens campus, identifying community-based opportunities, reporting on national media/digital literacy initiatives, and other duties


Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required


·         Demonstrated excellence in university-level research, writing, and editing

·         Ability to work independently, with a core team, across disciplines, and within the community

·         Demonstrated ability to work quickly, collaboratively, efficiently, and multi-task on various projects

·         Basic technological proficiency (including website development, blog creation, and user-generated content management)

·         Desire to learn new technologies and to pursue knowledge in media/digital literacy, civic engagement, and community relations

·         Flexible schedule for uploading website content on weekends and holidays

·         Self-motivation and time management skills are essential

·         High level of energy, personal integrity and professionalism

·         Grant research, writing, and implementation a plus


Salary $3500/semester (pro-rated for Fall 2011)


 Only candidates who best match the job requirements will be contacted. Due to limited staff resources, phone calls cannot be accepted or returned.

 Application Process

 Qualified candidates should submit via email to all of the following in (.doc) or (.pdf) format

1. a letter of interest

2. current resume or curriculum vitae,

3. contact information on three professional references.


Be sure to include “REF: GRADM3C” and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line.

(Example: REF: GRADM3C, Shawn Mullin)

Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. on October 3, 2011 to be considered for this position.

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