The Citizen Lab is currently seeking a research communications Work Study assistant to help produce and disseminate research communications products.

Work Study positions are available to all full-time and part-time University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students (i.e. domestic and international students).  Students must be registered in at least 1.0 credit continuously from May 2014 to August 2014 (at least 40% for graduate students). Click here to find out more about eligibility requirements and other information regarding the University of Toronto’s Work Study program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write, edit, and improve content for the organization’s website.
  • Create, edit, and distribute the organization’s monthly newsletters.
  • Use social media to promote awareness of the organization’s publications and activities.
  • Coordinate and participate in the organization’s programs and events.
  • Monitor media coverage of the organization.

Experience and skill requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Strong research skills (literature review, document analysis, Internet research, etc).
  • Familiarity with web publishing using content management system (e.g. WordPress) and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook and Twitter).
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Adobe Creative Suite products an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a team member and independently.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to organizational priorities.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a challenging dynamic environment.
  • Interest in global affairs, human rights, and information communication technologies is an asset.

Please email your cover letter,  résumé, and transcript to info [at]

Application deadline is Sunday, May 18, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by email.