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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Librarian & Writer, (NY)

Librarian & Writer, (NY)

About You
Do you daydream about the architecture – in other words, information management systems – that guides rigorous work, like social science research? Are you drawn to technical writing and would like writing in an applied social science research setting? Do you thrive in collaborative teams? Do you have a positive outlook and like to laugh about quirky things? Are you excited about working with people from many backgrounds and with different opinions? What about working alongside a few office dogs? If the answer is YES, you might be a great Librarian & Writer at NewKnowledge!

About NewKnowledge
New Knowledge Organization Ltd. empowers change-makers with interdisciplinary social science research. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we pursue this work to build a society where all people can live to their greatest potential in harmony with a thriving biosphere. Through independent research, evaluation, strategic planning, and systems design, we explore how people learn about and are motivated to solve society’s grand challenges. With over 30 researchers from a range of disciplines, we explore paths to individual and community wellness, how to support a healthy biosphere, and how media and cultural organizations contribute to a just society. Consistent with the principles of a strong democracy, we promote public dialogue and action through collaboration, transparency in our process, and open access to the results of our work.

Our website provides a comprehensive overview of our current work.


In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need.

Candidates should:

• Have completed a MLIS degree or equivalent degree in a related field;
• Have experience managing or contributing to research databases;
• Have experience as a technical or academic writer (experience with social science research writing is preferred); and
• Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

Expected Responsibilities
The Librarian & Writer will split their time between serving as NewKnowledge’s internal librarian and information specialist, and a member of the organization’s writing team. As Librarian, this individual will oversee tracking of a wide range of publications, including record keeping, producing metadata, and dissemination. As a member of research teams, the individual will use different social science databases to retrieve scholarly articles in multidisciplinary fields, and provide general reference support to research staff including web searches, compiling of bibliographies, research assistance, and record compliance management. The librarian will also contribute to and improve data management practices.

As Writer, this individual will be a member of several project teams, collaborating with researchers, project managers, and the communications lead to produce research-focused publications. In particular, the Librarian & Writer will bring their expertise in the library and information field to our library research projects with ALA, the Gates Foundation, and more.

Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005

To apply: Submit the following to Laura Tietjen,

• Résumé
• Cover letter
• One writing sample