Research and Communications Assistant

Posted on December 1, 2012
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Research and Communications Assistant

Job Type: Full Time / Flexi Time, Part Time / Job Share

Job Flexibility: Total Flexibility

Location Requirement: Anywhere

General Area Of Expertise: Blogging & Social Marketing, Media, Virtual Assistant / Researcher

Rate Wage: $10 hr

Job Description:

Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Can be based from anywhere.

Position Summary: The Research and Communications position with the 30 Project is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with the 30 Project staff on the following: research and develop content for a new project and website; research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing project. The assistant will have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.

About the 30 Project: People, companies, organizations, farmers and politicians around the country are doing amazing work to improve their local food systems. Between fighting hunger and obesity, improving access to nutritious foods, and promoting healthy agriculture, these great champions are not often able to sit down together at the same table and talk about what the GOAL is that we are all working toward. The current global food system has developed over the past 30 years to leave nearly 1 billion of us hungry and 1 billion of us overweight, and we need a long-term, 30-year vision of what a better food system will look like, so we can work together better to get there. The 30 Project is gathering the best people and ideas that are changing agriculture, food, nutrition, health, the environment, and trade and developing a long-term vision for a healthier food system in the future.

More information about 30 Project (

The ideal candidate will have:
-Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
-Experience with web and blog design and management, as well as professional video editing software and Photoshop.
-Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
-Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
-Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
-Skills in event management are a major plus.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Application deadline
January 10, 2013

Education requirements
4-year degree

Professional level
None specified

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Ellen Gustafson at with “30 Project Research and Communications Assistant” in the subject line. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.

- Business Details -

Contact: Ellen Gustafson

Business Name: 30 Project



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