Position Available: Assistant Director at a Columbia University Media Research Center

Posted: April 3, 2013 by IUsec in Jobs

An excellent entry-level or junior position for those interested in a career in media and communications, and the business, policy, and research surrounding them. The Assistant Director manages research projects, manages conferences, runs websites, helps prepare courses and manuscripts, and manages financial accounts. Supervisory responsibilities include more than a dozen part-time research assistants, administrative assistants, and web programmers.

Position Requirements:

  • Most of all, candidate must be      resourceful, a self-starter, and keen on learning about media industries
  • Interest in communications/media research      or management
  • Organizational, writing, and interpersonal      skills
  • Computer skills, preferably web      programming, ideally prepared for taking all center activities online.
  • Adapts well to deadlines and to a dynamic      and fast-paced environment requiring talent for multi-tasking
  • BA required at a minimum
  • Experience desirable, but for the right      individual this can be an entry-level management or research position.      Persons with more experience would receive added responsibilities.


Columbia University’s benefit program provides for tuition waiver for courses (incl. for spouse), health insurance, and dental plan.  Salary is at academic/non-profit level.  Benefits are those of a Columbia officer-level appointment.  The position provides exposure to many renowned communications scholars, corporate executives, government policy makers, and international institutions. It also provides experience in general management, project management, staff supervision, and managerial accounting.

About CITI

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) is a university research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in communications, internet, and electronic mass media.  Founded in 1983 at Columbia University, the institute is the first research center for communications economics, management, and policy established at a US management school. It has published about 70 books, over one thousand articles, and has conducted more than 200 conferences.  Visit www.citi.columbia.edu.


Please send cover letter and resume to Corey Spencer, cbs2148@columbia.edu.


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