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Job Opening: Social Media Assistant



The Development Research Institute is seeking a Social Media Assistant to support the social media outreach of the institute. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated and a problem solver; creative thinker with strong writing skills; with extensive experience with social media content and data and is available to work throughout the NYU 2015 fall semester.


  • Monitor DRI’s external facing content
  • Manage DRI’s social media calendar to ensure adherence
  • Monitor and report on data analysis of social media site traffic and social channels performance (FB, Twitter, etc) using analytics tools.
  • Writing and updating content for website and social media and monitoring online presence

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with google analytics, FB and Twitter native analytics, etc.
  • Experience managing and growing social media accounts
  • Demonstrated interest in, knowledge of, and/or experience in development economics, studies, and/or current affairs
  • Strong writing skills are essential
  • Demonstrated capacity for blogging software, photo, video and audio editing software
  • Strong online research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an NYU graduate program

 Salary/Hours: Salary is $15- $20 per hour depending on skills and experience. Hours will be completed during the regular business day, in the Africa House offices (NYU campus, 14A Washington Mews). 20 hours per week, according to a regular, mutually-agreed-upon schedule. Start date is Sept 14th, 2015.

To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the above criteria along with your resume and short writing sample to Kellie Leeson at and Marian Tes at by Sept 10th, 2015. The subject line of your email should read: “Last name, First name: DRI Social Media Assistant”.

Benefits and salary are competitive. Location is Washington Mews, on the NYU campus.

About Our Organization: The NYU Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI is led by NYU Professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko and is home to a growing team of researchers. DRI seeks to engage the academic world and the wider public about effective solutions to world poverty, expanding the number and diversity of serious commentators on the state of foreign aid and development. Our ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor, who deserve the benefit of high-quality, clear-eyed, hard-headed economic research applied to the problems of world poverty. See


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