job: Director of Narrative Strategy

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/92aeab27398f4726b99e80e66241a1ae-director-of-narrative-strategy-new-media-advocacy-project-brooklynpossibly

New Media Advocacy Project | Brooklyn, NY

New Media Advocacy Project (NMAP) is a team of narrative strategists working at the intersection of narrative change, movement building, and cultural engagement. Our roots are in human rights advocacy and visual storytelling, and we work with grassroots groups to understand the nuanced picture of beliefs, values, and behaviors that underlie entrenched and polarizing issues. The narrative change strategies that arise from this work are informed by the science of framing, impact measurement, and strategic distribution. Over the last decade, we’ve worked with more than 100 human and environmental rights groups in 40 countries to make measurable impact on a range of issues, from the death penalty to indigenous rights to abuses by multinational mining corporations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement 

NMAP is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural workplace. As a human and environmental rights organization that addresses systemic injustices in all facets of society, we strive to promote the kind of equitable world we fight for alongside our global partners. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a core part of our mission and responsibility. 

Position Overview 

NMAP is seeking a Director of Narrative Strategy to lead and grow our narrative change and strategic storytelling work across our two programs: Beneath the Surface, which addresses the dire need for narrative change around environmental justice among communities and governments; and Rights Reframed, our narrative change and multimedia storytelling mentorship program for activists and storytellers. These programs are currently focused in the former Soviet Union, Sub-Saharan Africa (Guinea, DRC, and Nigeria), The Caribbean (Haiti) and the United States (Appalachia). 

Please note, this is not a strategic communications position. The Director of Narrative Strategy will oversee the narrative analysis, framing, and storytelling work of both programs and help ensure projects within both programs follow NMAP’s narrative change methodology. The ideal candidate should have experience conducting research, cultural and narrative analysis, and translating research and analysis into strategy. Candidates from cultural backgrounds relevant to our project locations are highly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee NMAP’s narrative change process in both program areas, Beneath the Surface and Rights Reframed; 
  • Work closely with the Director of Research to conduct analyses of dominant media narratives relevant to NMAP’s human and environmental rights projects, understand those narratives in the context of community values and beliefs, and make recommendations to program partners and funders for changing dominant narratives using strategic storytelling approaches and reframing;
  • Collaborate closely with NMAP’s Director of Research and Program Director to ensure NMAP’s methodology is consistently followed across all projects;
  • Lead culturally relevant workshops on narrative, story, and framing;
  • Join NMAP’s leadership team to help steer the strategy and management of the organization; 
  • Play a key role in updating NMAP’s strategic plan, and in implementing the plan with a particular focus on growing our programs and testing new initiatives; 
  • Assist with grant reporting, measurement and evaluation; 

Qualifications 

Our work is multidisciplinary—some of the disciplines that have most impacted our theory of change and methodology include multimedia storytelling, the science of framing, community-based research, co-production, oral history storytelling, and artistic activism. We encourage people working in these or adjacent disciplines to consider applying. Specific qualifications that we are looking for include: 

  • Experience developing, leading and sharpening strategies for social change work; experience developing, updating and implementing strategic plans is a plus; 
  • Experience working on human rights and climate crisis issues; experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, the Former Soviet Union, or the United States on these issues is a plus; 
  • Experience with mentorship and coaching, particularly around program design, developing curricula, and developing and leading dynamic workshops; 
  • Knowledge of climate justice, human rights, and the extractives industry; 
  • A demonstrated commitment to environmental rights, social justice, and public interest work;
  • Experience with writing for grant applications and grant reporting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of framing and strategic messaging and/or storytelling
  • Background in social science/psychology, cultural analysis/criticism, visual culture is a plus. 

Next Career Camp starts Oct 15

We gather around the virtual campfire weekly to share stories on Fridays at 2pm pdt / 3pm mdt / 4pm cdt / 5pm edt, starting on October 15

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Over the course of the five weeks, we’ll bring story (listening, finding, telling) to talk about organizational websites, job postings, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, informational interviews, job interviews and more!

Learn more about Career Camp

job: Qualitative UX Research Analyst (NYC) – AnswerLab

for all of those Career Linguists who have been expressing an interest in UX:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2653691891/?refId=Pihok0j0QX20olRjIzN4IA%3D%3D

Who We Are
AnswerLab is the leading UX Research firm in the US. We help powerful brands such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, FedEX, Wells Fargo, and Walmart bring a human-centered design process to every product launched. We focus on user experience research to understand what people see, do, think, and feel when using websites, mobile applications, voice interfaces, AR/VR, wearables, and other digital products. Our research studies are tailored to our clients’ unique needs to provide clear, actionable recommendations that generate strategic business results.
The secret to our success is no secret: It is the people who work here! We recruit only the most skilled and client-focused professionals to join our team. All are devoted to being at the forefront of the user experience industry. Our team is made up of smart, down-to-earth people who value a “get it done” attitude as well as a good dose of humor during our work day. We empower them to do what they do best; lead impactful research studies from planning to analysis for the world’s most innovative brands.
AnswerLab has an amazing opportunity for you to grow with us. This is a phenomenal opportunity for a highly creative and extremely motivated individual, who craves new challenges and thrives on working in a fun, fast-paced and flexible environment.
For more information about AnswerLab, please visit http://www.answerlab.com.
Who You Are
You are a driven, ambitious and results-oriented individual who is deeply curious about UX research. You may be someone early in your UX Research career who wants to hone your craft, learn from experts, and support global brands. You want to become a part of a team whose mission is to improve the digital world by creating experiences people love. You are comfortable engaging in a variety of research support activities across the duration of a project, from initial project planning to the delivery of insights. You thrive in both office-based and home-based environments, and are willing to spend about 50% of your time working from our NYC office, located in the Empire State Building.
Click here to learn more about the AnswerLab culture and why people choose to join our team.
Job Purpose & Impact
The Qualitative UX Research Analyst role will be a full time position on the Research team. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas. The ideal Qualitative UX Research Analyst will be looking to gain experience and expertise in the UX research field at a mission-driven organization.

  • During their initial 6 months at AnswerLab, the Analyst will have exposure to various research methods, such as: one-on-one usability studies (remote and in-person), focus groups (remote and in-person), diaries, mobile device testing, card sorting, ethnography, and quantitative benchmarking studies.
  • AnswerLab will make efforts to ensure that the Analyst has exposure to all facets of the research process and is able to build their skills accordingly.
  • AnswerLab is committed to talent development and career growth opportunities. At intervals of approximately 6 months, AnswerLab will partner with the Analyst on a talent development review, and either promote to an independent researcher role at that time, or provide clear guidance for future development into a continued career path at AnswerLab.

Job Responsibilities

The Qualitative UX Research Analyst Will Be Responsible For

  • Partnering with UX researchers at various stages of projects.
  • Responsibilities will include study prep, note taking, supporting diaries, organizing findings into a report structure, and more.
  • Engaging in on-the-job learning opportunities alongside UX researchers by attending internal kick-off calls, reviewing research plans, observing interviews, and reviewing recorded presentations, as appropriate.
  • As skills are developed, take on independent research activities such as interview moderation, report writing, and client-facing communications, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Contributing to the quality and consistency of our research deliverables by performing copy editing and data quality control.
  • Engaging in thought partnership with UX researchers and other team members to identify opportunities to create experiences our teams & clients love.
  • Ensuring the success of future research through contributions to our growing knowledge libraries and other administrative tasks, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, And Experience

We understand that outstanding candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds. While specific experience is important, we are ultimately looking for candidates who have the personal characteristics to thrive in a growing client-focused business. The ideal candidate will likely meet many or most of the job criteria listed below.

  • 1-2 years of experience with or prior exposure to UX research concepts and methods, either formally (e.g., coursework, employment) or informally (e.g., reading articles/books, attending talks or presentations, observing research sessions).
  • Strong analytical orientation and curiosity about research/research implications is strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated, thrives in a fast-paced, growth-oriented and time-critical environment.
  • Quick learner with the ability to multitask.
  • Unflagging attention to detail.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Google docs/slides skills.

AnswerLab’s Core Values

  • Build trust
  • Provide amazing service
  • Support and encourage inclusivity
  • Jump in to help others
  • Handle change with flexibility
  • Innovate our products and processes
  • Explore creative solutions to challenges
  • Make AnswerLab a great place to work

Physical Requirements

  • This is a full-time, exempt position.
  • This is a hybrid role with an estimated 50% of time spent in-office.
  • This role requires you to be within commuting distance from AnswerLab’s New York City office located in the Empire State Building.
  • You will be expected to work with a COVID vaccinated office environment and you will be asked to sign an attestation form to verify your vaccination.
  • Only employees who are fully vaccinated will be allowed access to the NYC office. Meaning at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of a double-dose COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days have passed since receiving the first dose of a single-dose vaccine.
  • Travel may be required in the future to conduct in-person research at external testing locations
  • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects

No staffing/recruiting agencies please.
Note: This job description is subject to change at any time.
At AnswerLab, our mission is to create experiences people love. This means we strive to make our company a great place to work for people from all walks of life. Hiring people from a wide variety of backgrounds makes our company stronger and helps us achieve our mission.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

job: Assistant Director, GRADTalk – UChicago

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Assistant-Director–GRADTalk_JR11683-1

Department
 Provost UChicagoGRAD Careers


About the Department
 UChicagoGRAD, a part of the Office of the Provost that supports graduate education across the University, is an innovative national model for preparing graduate students and postdocs to succeed while at UChicago and beyond. With teams focusing on admissions, fellowship advising, writing support and public speaking training, diversity initiatives, career exploration and planning, and administration, UChicagoGRAD works with campus partners to support students and postdocs at every stage of their academic careers and beyond. UChicagoGRAD functions as a one-stop shop for graduate students and postdocs to access resources that support timely degree completion and to enhance professional preparation that helps them translate their degrees into a variety of careers. UChicagoGRAD works with academic departments and divisions as well as campus-wide offices to develop and implement outreach, recruitment, and yield efforts; graduate and postdoc-focused programs, workshops, and events; training and support tailored to UChicago graduate students and postdocs; and administrative practices and policies in support of graduate education.


Job Summary
 The Assistant Director (AD), GRADTalk will offer workshops and individual consultations on topics of oral communications to graduate students and postdocs across all disciplines. In addition to consulting responsibilities, the AD GRADTalk will manage a team of 2-4 GRADTalk consultants. The AD GRADTalk will also cultivate and maintain collaborations with various stakeholders across campus, developing and providing content and programming to address their specific oral communications needs.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts individual 50-minute meetings with graduate students and postdocs who seek help with interviewing and public speaking skills, providing positive, constructive feedback as well as concrete tips and strategies on general and specific oral communication needs.
  • Develops and delivers oral communications-related workshops and programs across campus, managing their organization, promotion, and logistics.
  • Leads and expands upon existing GRADTalk programs such as the Three Minute Thesis Competition, and Expand Your Perspective’s public speaking series and podcast.
  • Directs students and postdocs to other resources as needed, records advising notes in Symplicity at the end of each session, and responds to follow-up inquiries from students and postdocs by email.
  • Partners with other members of the graduate career development team to offer and present workshops and programs.
  • Coordinates with campus partners to design and customize workshops and programs to fit the needs of various populations of graduate students and postdocs.
  • Trains and leads a team of 2-4 graduate student GRADTalk Consultants including hiring new Consultants as needed; serves as primary reporting contact for Consultants and manages workflow and calendar coordination for all GRADTalk advising and programs.
  • Conducts mock interviews, reviews resumes and cover letters, and coordinates other interview related programming in both individual and group settings.
  • Develops original content for career related publications and assists with the editing and distribution of Career Services communications materials.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.


Work Experience:
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Two or more years of professional communications coaching experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge using shared online calendars.
  • Professional email etiquette.

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive experience in public speaking.
  • Background in interview settings.
  • Knowledge of tenure-track job application and interview process is ideal.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact
 Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 Exempt


Pay Frequency
 Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 37.5


Benefits Eligible
 Yes


Drug Test Required
 No


Health Screen Required
 No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 No

Career Camp Edition (lucky number) 13 – starts Aug 6th

Starting August 6th, we will be gathering around the virtual campfire to share stories Fridays in August at 2pm pdt / 3pm mdt / 4pm cdt / 5pm edt:

Over the course of the five weeks, we’ll bring story (listening, finding, telling) to talk about organizational websites, job postings, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, informational interviews, job interviews and more!

Learn more about Career Camp

job: Content Designer – Netflix

https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/104317142

Netflix is seeking an experienced Content Designer (Content Strategist, UX Writer, Product Writer) for our Streaming Experience Design (XD) team. The successful candidate will combine creative leadership and communication with a passion for user experience design and entertainment.
About the Role
You’ll collaborate with a senior group of product innovators — including Design, Product Management, Consumer Insights, Data Science, and Engineering — to concept and create new product features on our streaming platforms. You’ll test new ideas and approaches to content design that inform, guide, and at times delight members while creating business value.
About You
You love using language to create intuitive, frictionless user experiences. You have a passion for both end-to-end feature development and designing experiments focusing on different language approaches. You possess a strong desire to understand user behavior and business success through data and consumer insights, and are passionate about partnering with Globalization to make Netflix amazing around the world.

Your Skills

  • You’re a storyteller who can craft and orchestrate cohesive narratives across platforms.
  • You provide both strategic direction and hands-on writing.
  • You’re comfortable developing hypotheses and test plans, working closely with Designers and Product Managers.
  • You understand that voice is key to people connecting with a brand and product.
  • You communicate productively with visual thinkers and will be comfortable advocating for your point of view in our candid, feedback-driven culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • You’ll work on several projects at once, providing concepting, content strategy, and writing from early ideation through final execution.
  • You’ll initiate your own innovation projects and identify opportunities to join existing projects to elevate the quality of their communications.
  • You understand how to rationalize UX solutions with data, improve designs through feedback, and thoughtfully question the status quo.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience writing for consumer-facing digital products.
  • Experience with a/b testing and working on TV platforms is a plus.
  • Experience designing global products for a diverse range of users.
  • Analytical thinking about customer journeys and content flows.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and people skills.
  • Mastery of AP style, with the confidence to know when to break the rules.

This is a full-time, salaried role reporting to the Content Design Manager in the Experience Design (XD) team.