We are looking for a post-doc researcher to work on the largest journalism study on rape and news media in India.
You’ll be based UNESCO’s office in New Delhi, working with Bournemouth University academics on our MAAR project
For further details and application form, please visit: http://bit.ly/MAAR_postdocjob
20 months, starting July 2018
Negotiable, depending on experience
Media Action Against Rape (MAAR) is a Bournemouth University-led project that aims to analyse the processes involved in rape reportage in India through in-depth interviews with journalists. It will map the challenges national and regional journalists face, and the way they operationalise existing codes of practices, to produce a set of country-specific journalism guidelines. This will provide an evidence base for capacity building workshops with journalists and development of targeted journalism curricula. Working with UNESCO, MAAR will build capacity to engender sustainable impact — specifically, for rape reportage, journalism education, and resilience against gendered violence towards women.
Job description & responsibilities
Based at the UNESCO office in New Delhi, the post-doctoral researcher will work with Bournemouth University academics to deliver this project. Key responsibilities include:
- contributing desk-based research to develop ongoing reports
- coordinating research activities and research dissemination with partner institutions in India
- conducting research interviews with journalists, editors and NGOs in various Indian states
- organising symposia and supporting the delivery of capacity building workshops
- working with UNESCO to organise policy meetings for duty bearers and civil society
- working with UNESCO to incorporate research outcomes into related UNESCO initiatives including the project: “Building a Gendered Media for South Asia”
- Contribute to visibility actions related to gender and Media by drafting news items for UNESCO and Bournemouth University web platforms, press releases and other outreach materials as may be required.