University of California - Santa Barbara, Carsey-Wolf Center
Project Lead, Connected Viewing Initiative
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Connected Viewing Initiative
Project Lead - Job # 1301
UC Santa Barbara's Carsey-Wolf Center seeks a Project Lead to administer the Connected Viewing Research Initiative and support related activities of the Media Industries Project (MIP).
Launched in September 2011, the Connected Viewing Initiative (CVI) is a collaborative research venture between MIP and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution that investigates the multi-screen, socially networked digital entertainment experience. In the past year, research has explored connected viewing as it relates to regulatory challenges, international markets, windowing strategies, audience engagement, social networking, and digital delivery technologies.
The CVI Project Lead will coordinate an international team of researchers with the possibility of conducting his/her own related research, and will also oversee the development of a variety of project-related deliverables: publications, reports, workshops, conferences, marketing and promotional material, and online resources. Additionally, the Project Lead will work to ensure CVI is a fully integrated component of MIP’s larger operations.
This position reports directly to the MIP Research Director and the MIP Directors.
• Coordinate communication, manage progress, and provide administrative support to a dedicated CVI research team
• Consult with research team, MIP staff, and WB executives to identify key areas of shared interest and important resources to support research efforts
• Organize events, alongside Carsey-Wolf Center staff, to facilitate discussions of connected viewing among scholars, researchers, and WB executives
• Oversee the development of interim research reports, white papers, dossiers, and other CVI-related publications
• Generate informational and pedagogical resources for the MIP website
• Develop marketing and promotional materials to publicize MIP efforts, including CVI-related news
• Perform general copy editing and web maintenance on the MIP website, including content management
• Conduct small scale research projects related to MIP research agenda, as assigned and independently-initiated
• Support further development of CVI-related research endeavors
• Manage CVI budget and expenses
Applicants must have the ability to oversee and manage a dynamic, multi-dimensional, large-scale research project with multiple teams. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, and the applicant must be comfortable interacting with high-level media professionals, scholars, and the public. Strong familiarity with issues related to the convergence of traditional and new media industries, including familiarity with relevant technologies, industry trends, professional practices, policy concerns, and social issues, is preferred.
Successful applicants must have a scholarly background in media industry studies, focusing especially on digital media. A graduate degree (either M.A. or Ph.D.) in media studies, communication, or a related field is preferred, and must be completed prior to employment. We will also consider applicants with relevant professional experience. The position is an Academic Coordinator II, at 100% time for 12 months, which is renewable based on satisfactory performance reviews and available funding to continue the project. Full health and disability benefits are included.
The Carsey-Wolf Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. University of California is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
The Media Industries Project is an initiative of UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center, which supports research, teaching and public programming about media. Engaging industry professionals and policy makers, as well as students and scholars, the Center seeks to increase public understanding of the role of media in society.
MIP, under the leadership of Directors Michael Curtin and Jennifer Holt, examines the dramatic changes affecting media industries worldwide. Focusing especially on creative labor, digital distribution, and media globalization, MIP provides independent analysis of key trends and developments in media culture to help frame public dialogue about the future of the media industries. Collaborators include media studies and communication scholars, as well as industry experts in related fields.
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Academic Coordinator Position (Job #1301)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Attn: LeeAnne French
4431 SS&MS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
Apply by January 15, 2013. Open until filled.
Start Date: As early as March 1, no later than June 1