Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital News

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

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.


The successful candidate will take responsibility for and deliver on distinct parts of a larger project to advance our understanding of how journalism is changing in different contexts in light of the rise of digital media and contribute relevant insight 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 purpose of the larger project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in these countries (and their implications), including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption.


You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion) or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, 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 to 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.


This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 1 year (with the possibility of extension).


You will be required to upload a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages), a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a list of selected publications (maximum 1 page) as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday, 8th April 2019. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd April 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139774

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