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Research assistant (part-time),Corporate Communication, JSBE

by:  JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Business

The job offer is available for the following event:

Finnish & Swedish language skills and academic research skills needed; part time position



Research assistant (part-time),Corporate Communication


Want to become part of an international research team on Covid-19 and the news media?

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Econimics is currently seeking to recruit a Research assistant (part-time) for the period of 1 March - 31 December 2021.

Research Assistant is needed to provide assistance to a research team led by Professor Chiara Valentini, Corporate Communication, Jyväskylä University School of Business & Economics (JSBE), Finland. Research funding has been provided by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. Research team members are from Finland, USA, Italy, South Korea and Australia.

This is a short-term contract (1 March - 31 December 2021) with 60-70 hours of work per month. The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the research team in a variety of administrative, communication and research tasks. Ideally the applicant will have some knowledge of the news media industry, especially in Finland. This role could lead to a thesis or be directly related to the student’s area of study.

Project title: Covid-19 voices in Finnish news media in the global context: a comparative study of news media’s roles and public perception in pandemic communications across five countries.



  • Manage project website, including updating content
  • Manage social media posts
  • Distribute media releases 
  • Assist in writing, editing and disseminating research reports and presentations
  • Translate content from English to Finnish and Swedish and vice versa


  • Assist in organization of seminars in Finland and other project related activities 
  • Assist in the management of project schedules


  • Assist in data collection (e.g., newspaper articles) and analysis


  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Advanced English, Finnish and Swedish language skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to manage website and social media content
  • Ability to work independently and accurately (orientation to details)
  • Some project management experience
  • Some knowledge of news media industry

Qualifications: Ideally the applicant will be a Masters student or in the process of completing a BA thesis.

Contact: Mark Badham, Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD, Corporate Communication, Jyväskylä University School of Business & Economics (JSBE), Email:

Please submit your application at the latest on February 14th 2021 by using the online application form. The application should include a motivation letter and CV (both in English).

List of restrictions that apply to this job offer:

Application via website, check the link bellow

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