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Research Assistant – Summer 2016

Job Description

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is seeking to hire a summer Research Assistant. The CMPA is Canada’s leading trade association for independent producers, representing more than 350 companies engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programs, feature films and digital media.

This temporary position, located in Ottawa, will provide specialized knowledge and skills to support the CMPA’s strategic research agenda and activities.  Reporting to the CMPA’s Director of Research, the Research Assistant will proactively collect, summarize, and draw insights from recent media and cultural industry research, statistics and information that will help to inform CMPA’s proprietary research studies, white papers, briefing notes, and public policy submissions.  Commensurate with the level of the position, the Research Assistant may also conduct formal literature reviews or case studies focussed on CMPA strategic priorities and research questions, and perform other research-related duties as required.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with, or a full-time post-secondary student working toward, a university degree in media studies, communications, cultural studies, or a related discipline.  Within a cover letter, applicants should describe their interest in contributing to Canada’s independent media production sector and how this position will help to strengthen their research skills.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience conducting research into key trends and issues that impact upon the film, television and digital media industries
  • Experience in a research assistant role at a post-secondary research institution
  • A firm understanding of research methodology
  • Knowledge of online research resources, information sourcing systems and databases including familiarity with academic journals and common sources of qualitative and quantitative research focussed on the media and cultural industries
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including file and data management
  • Knowledge of computer software including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

 

Start date

The successful candidate will start in June 2016 with a flexible end date in August or September 2016.

 

Job Type

Temporary Fulltime Position – 40 Hours/week to a maximum of 375 hours. Approximately 9 weeks in duration.

 

Salary

$20.00/hour

 

How to Apply

Eligible applicants may submit a resume and cover letter via email to Nicholas Mills, Director, Research at nicholas.mills@cmpa.ca with the subject line: Research Assistant position.

An initial review of applications will begin on June 6, 2016 at 12 pm EST. The competition may remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.