[csaa-forum] Research Associate on ARC Citizen Journalism project at QUT

Terry Flew t.flew at qut.edu.au
Fri Apr 6 13:54:49 CST 2007

Research Associate in Digital Media and Citizen Journalism - Creative
Industries Faculty, QUT


A Research Associate is required to work collaboratively with a team of
researchers on an ARC Linkage Project on digital media and citizen
journalism. The Research Associate will be part of a collaborative research
project based in the Creative Industries Faculty.  


This position is required to work collaboratively with a team of QUT and
externally-based researchers in Brisbane and Sydney. Partners on this
project include the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), National Forum
(publishers of On Line Opinion) and The Brisbane Institute. The position is
for two years, and the starting salary is $63 285 to $72 781 pa. 


This position will involve working with an academic and industry team on the
development of new forms of digital media that facilitate citizen
journalism, and an investigation of their impact. It involves project
management, management of stakeholder participation, development of research
methodologies and performance metrics, and documentation of project


The person will work with the project team, under the direction of the Chief
Investigators, on managing relations with external stakeholders, developing
appropriate methodologies and performance metrics for embedding and
evaluating online participation in cross-platform media environments, with a
focus upon news and current affairs and factual programming.


The successful applicant will have an understanding of social networking
media, and a capacity to work collaborative across a range of user
communities, as well as project participants in government, industry and
media, and skills in the areas of applied social research, and project


The Research Associate will report to the Chief Investigator at QUT on the
project for regular supervision, and will be required to liaise with the
Management team. This will require an ability to commit to interstate
travel, particularly for meetings with the Sydney and Brisbane-based project

The person should have an understanding of the broader context in which
debates surrounding citizen journalism have gained increasing significance
in the digital media environment. Information technology skills,
particularly as they relate to the establishment and maintenance of
collaborative media environments (e.g. blogs, wikis, social networking
media) are desirable, but not essential. 

Further information on the position can be found at

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April. 



Associate Professor Terry Flew


Head of Postgraduate Studies

Creative Industries Faculty

Queensland University of Technology


Musk Avenue

Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia, 4059


Phone: 61-7-3138 8188

Fax: 61-7-3138 8105

Email:  <mailto:t.flew at qut.edu.au> t.flew at qut.edu.au





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