Come work with us! Data and Knowledge Management/Web Specialist – Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management – Toronto, ON

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada is seeking a highly motivated and creative Data & Knowledge Management/Web Specialist.

This is a full-time, short-term (6-month position) for the period between November 15, 2018 – June 14, 2019 ($20/hour). The broad aim of this position is to support knowledge mobilization and research data management activities at the Lab. Applicants must have strong writing and communication skills and a passion for data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative). Working knowledge of WordPress is a must and experience working with social media data is an asset.

The successful candidate will be a member of and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Ryerson University’s Social Media Lab, headed by co-directors Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Philip Mai, Director of Business and Communications. The candidate is expected to be located in Toronto, Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The candidate will be expected to collaborate actively with all team members and contribute to the intellectual life of the lab. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Actively participating in the knowledge management and translation of the Lab’s research via our website and via various social media channels;
● Maintain/Reorganize the Lab’s website ( https://socialmedialab.ca/ );
● Curating and publishing datasets from our various projects;
● Creating data-driven infographics and reports to feature impact/output of some of our recent research projects and publications;
● Setting up and managing research data collection from various social media platforms using tools such as Social Feed Manager and Netlytic;
● Communicating regularly with the project team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● A Master’s degree (or near completion) in one of the following areas: Management, Information Studies, Communication, or a related field is required;
● Working knowledge of WordPress;
● Hands-on experience with data management and knowledge mobilization methods, packages and data repositories such as Dataverse;
● Excellent English writing skills is critically important

TO APPLY:

● Candidates should submit the following materials electronically to: work@socialmedialab.ca

Please email one PDF file that includes the following:

1. Cover Letter that describes your relevant background and skills, range of interests and career goals
2. Resume
3. The name and contact information for three research references; Note: Reference letters will only be solicited from the short-listed candidates
4. A link to a web portfolio

DEADLINE:

● Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

INSTITUTIONAL BACKGROUND:

Located at the heart of downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, the Social Media Lab is an internationally engaged multi- and interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. The lab studies how social media is changing the ways in which people and organizations communicate, disseminate information, conduct business and form communities online, and how these changes impact society. Our expertise lies in studying online communities and social networks, and developing new methods for analyzing and visualizing social media data. The broad aim of our research is to provide insight into the behaviors and relationships of online network members, and to understand how these interpersonal connections influence our personal choices and actions.

Ryerson University (with 38,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students) is located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth, as evidenced by externally funded research doubling in the past four years. Longstanding partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice drive research and innovation that responds to real-world problems. The University’s academic plan, Our Time to Lead, can be found at https://www.ryerson.ca/provost/academic-plan/ .

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.