Development @ Manchester Blogging – exciting new work opportunity for PhD students working on International Development and Humanitarianism
We have recently established a new Blog to cover development issues at Manchester. It will serve BWPI, ESID, GURC, HCRI, IDPM and any other development related institutions in Manchester with four letter acronyms. The blog is designed to raise our profile in various ways, assist with recruitment, and drive engagement with policy makers and other academics.
We are looking to recruit a new member to a small team of dynamic, exciting researchers working on their PhDs who will help to drive this initiative forward. They will accompany a number of academic members of staff who are also working on the same initiative. Preference will be given to applicants in their first or second years of study.
The advantages of this work are:
- It will provide a chance to keep on top of up-to-the-minute events and developments within the broad field of development;
- It will provide opportunities to learn about the latest research before it is published;
- It will provide valuable feedback on writing skills;
- It will be replete with networking opportunities;
- It will provide valuable experience for your CV and for future job applications;
- It is paid.
Duties will include attendance at planning meetings, liaising with different members of the School to prepare blog content, devising launch events, blog writing (and undertake training in blog writing), proof reading and such activities required to generate content that will lead to, on average 1 blog being released every 5 days.
In other words this work will entail enjoyable team activities working at the cutting edge of development. It will not be too onerous, and it will allow the selected candidate to be paid to learn more about, and get on top of, their discipline. We therefore anticipate considerable interest in this position, and that there will be a short selection process to find the best person.
Enquiries should be addressed to Dan Brockington, Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org as should applications. Applications must take the form of a 1 page letter and a 2-3 page CV which should be sent to Dan Brockington, with both supervisors copied in. Applications should arrive by 12pm on Monday 3rd November.