The Research Assistant and Communications Coordinator in the John L. Thornton China Center (JLTCC) conducts research and provides administrative and communications support for a Senior Fellow on projects relating to China’s elite politics, decision-making and rule of law, China’s middle class, and China’s foreign policy. The individual is responsible for working closely with the Foreign Policy (FP) program’s Communications team in the development and execution of social media strategy and content management for the JLTCC website, including Chinese-language content.
Research Assistance (50%)
Coordination of JLTCC’s Online Presence and Impact (40%)
Administrative Support (10%)
A Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, journalism, or related area is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Minimum two years of relevant experience required. Must have experience with use of social media and other digital media platforms to promote content; experience developing, writing, editing, and publishing web content to meet outreach and impact goals and engage an active online audience; and experience with latest technology hardware, including mobile devices.
Demonstrated knowledge of Chinese politics and U.S.-China foreign policy is required. English fluency and a minimum of moderate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese are required. Knowledge of China’s politics, foreign policy, and economy is required; additional background and understanding of broader international affairs is preferred. Excellent skills as a writer and editor of academic text are required, and superior qualitative research skills are essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required, with the ability to prioritize in a heavy workload environment. Must be proficient in Internet research and use of database programs. Familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress. Working knowledge of web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, preferable.
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