Medill: Research Aide 2

DEPARTMENT: Medill

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Available Fall 2019

The Research Aide will work with Medill Prof Jon Marshall to assist in researching a book on the history of presidents and the press. The Research Aide will identify useful books, scholarly articles, and primary source documents and summarize their contents. This position will also be asked to proofread and edit chapters. Depending on the skills of the student, they may also have the opportunity to outline and draft some sections of chapters.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the 2019-20 academic year.

Applicants should have a strong foundational knowledge of American history; some expertise on the history of U.S. presidents or journalism will be a bonus. Applicants will be expected to be able to summarize complex information, carefully attribute sources, and write clearly. Persistence and reliability are essential, and a sense of humor is always appreciated.

PAY RATE: $12.00 - $12.85/hr

CONTACT NAME: Jon Marshall 

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 847-467-2450

CONTACT EMAIL: j-marshall@northwestern.edu