The Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) and its User Research Lab are driving an international media research project in co-operation with the BBC World Service (London, UK).
They are looking for an ethnographer/media researcher based in Nigeria to coordinate their international long-term research project about news and media consumption. The project started one and a half years ago and consists of a network of eight countries with 30 participants. These participants, social media-savvy heavy news followers, document their news consumption into a digital media diary and are willing to take part in additional ethnographic research.
- Manage their Nigerian network of participants
- Motivate four participants to document their personal news consumption (participants receive a compensation)
- Observe and interview participants, when necessary
- Reflect on and compare participants’ news consumption with general news situation in Nigeria
- Act as cultural broker, possibly translate some data
- Answer short, specific questions from time to time
- Write monthly reports (app. two pages)
- Optional: Conduct three days of ethnographic research with four participants over app. two weeks on a breaking news event, including visual material and writing up
- NOTE: This is not a full-time job.
- Academically or professional trained ethnographer/media researcher/user researcher
- A master’s degree/strong experience in media studies or anthropology a plus
- Flexibility, due to the nature of breaking news events
- Excellent English skills
- Experience in digital and/or media ethnography/research a plus
- Preferable based in Lagos
- Start: September 1, 2013
- End: March 2014
Salary: Please email the contact below for details
How to Apply
- Attach your two-page resume to an email with relevant work experience/academic study to judith.muehlenhoff (at) leuphana.de
- If you are currently engaged in fieldwork, please include a paragraph about the field and your research.
Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2013. Please note that we will choose a candidate as soon as we find someone suitable for the job.
To learn more about the User Research Lab, click here.