Posting Summary: Research, Editorial, and Program Assistants provide research, transcription, editing, and/or logistical and administrative support for programs and events at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation's governance challenges. Miller Center programs fall broadly in the categories of academic, public, and policy programs and include a range of primary and secondary research projects, academic and other conferences, and public events.
The Center seeks two Research, Editorial, and Program Assistants to work up to 29 hours/week to provide support to the Center's "American Forum" program and its executive producer and host. Responsibilities for one Assistant include researching potential topics and guests, drafting scripts, assisting a audiovisual producer in development of graphics package, and supporting promotion and distribution. Responsibilities for the other Assistant include identifying and packaging program clips for use in social and other media.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in research, writing, editing, and/or program planning and support
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience working in or around print or broadcast media production
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, using standard U.S. English grammar Detail-oriented and organized Demonstrated ability to undertake research independently, synthesize material, and present it in coherent and compelling ways Demonstrated ability to meet recurring deadlines
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and meet deadlines Knowledge of and interest in current events and political history Knowledge of video-editing techniques
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.