Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital News

Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital News to join the research team at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

We are looking for a colleague who can take responsibility for and deliver on distinct parts of a larger project to advance our understanding of how journalism and news audiences are changing in different contexts considering the rise of digital media. The purpose of the larger project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in different countries (and their implications), including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption.

Applicants should be keen to contribute relevant insights to the news industry and the journalistic profession as well as rigorous academic analysis of substantially important questions concerning digital media and their implications. The position is an exceptional chance to be part of one of the largest international studies of journalism and news in the world.

This is a full-time appointment fixed term until 31st August 2025.

About you

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion) or have equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, communication, sociology, or data science. Experience in working with relevant quantitative methods, analysis and familiarity with the existing literature and work and excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills that demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level are essential. Knowledge of the literature and debate on trends in media use and news consumption around the world and a record of work on digital media and journalism would be desirable.

Application process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages), your curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages), a list of selected publications (maximum 1 page) and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please quote reference 168935 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before midday UK time on Monday 27 November 2023 can be considered.

Interviews are likely to take place towards the end of w/c Monday 4 December 2023.