The Shorenstein Center is focused on the new landscape of media and how it effects politics and policy. Media manipulation is currently effecting a large number of entities including governments, political parties and social movements in active efforts to shape media narratives.
Media manipulation tactics include: planting and/or amplifying misinformation and disinformation using humans (troll armies, doxxing, and bounties) or digital tools (bots); targeting journalists or public figures for social engineering (psychological manipulation); gaming trending and ranking algorithms, and coordinating action across multiple user accounts to force topics, keywords, or questions into the public conversation.
This is an exciting time for the Shorenstein Center to focus on media manipulation with a new project - Technology and Social Change. The Shorenstein Center is seeking to fill a Director of Technology and Social Change Project that would direct, conduct and publish research in technology and social change with a focus on developing a global case book project. This encyclopedia of case studies will act as a basic research repository on technology's role in movement building for the field of academics and researchers. Cases will be classified by technique, vectors/pathways of attack, targets, socio-technical vulnerabilities, and outcomes. In addition, the Director of Technology and Social Project will manage a team of researchers.
Please note this position is a fully benefits-eligible one year term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
Design, develop and manage a theory/methods package for the emerging field of Disinformation Studies
Produce a Global Media Manipulation Casebook to apply the tools and techniques of science and technology studies to the problem of modeling
Master's degree required
8+ years of relevant experience
Doctorate strongly preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47469BR
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