we’re hiring a research assistant

(This position was filled on 9/9/19)

Katherine Goldstein, the creator and host of The Double Shift, is seeking a highly organized, motivated undergraduate or graduate student to assist with a range of research tasks with a subject area focus on social and economic issues for families, working mothers, feminism, motherhood throughout history, and gender roles.  Research Triangle-based students preferred.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Access to a full university library system and have strong research skills using nexis, proquest, and similar tools

  • Clear communication and writing style

  • The ability to synthesize and summarize complex academic research and ideas clearly and make it understandable for a general audience

  • Intellectual curiosity and strong interest in our subject area focus 

  • Interest in news and current events

  • Reliability and prompt communications around assignments

Interest in journalism and podcasting is a plus.

This role could be great for a journalism, sociology, women’s/queer/gender studies, history, anthropology, cultural studies, or economics student, but any major would be considered. Occasional in-person meetings (in Durham, NC) and phone calls may be needed but most of the work can be done remotely and doesn’t require travelling to an office. 

This research work will support a range of journalism projects of Katherine Goldstein, an award-winning journalist, a 2017 Nieman fellow at Harvard and the creator and host of The Double Shift podcast, a groundbreaking show about a new generation of working mothers. She is based in Durham. This research may be integrated in to several multimedia platforms including the podcast, news articles for high profile, national outlets as well as a book. Any research that contributes to the podcast will get a credit on the show. This is a great opportunity for a student with strong research skills to see their work have an impact on shaping important national conversations beyond the ivory tower. 

The work is project based, and would likely be no more than 5 hrs a week at first, as needed. General flexibility without needing a guaranteed number of hours is a requirement, and opportunities for more work and responsibilities are possible.  

Pay is $15/hr and academic credit is not offered. 

To apply, send a short  (1-2 paragraph) cover letter about why you are interested in the position and a resume to askthedoubleshift@gmail.com.