Globe Creative Technologist Chris Marstall showing John Hodgman around @GlobeLab. Behind him are Tweevee and Snap, two social media experiments developed in the lab.
The Knight Foundation recently gave the Globe a 1-year grant to collaborate with MIT’s Center for Civic Media. The idea is to take a few great ideas from one of the many academic organization studying the changing news industry and turn them into actual, real-life products! Whether they would be stand-alone websites, smartphone apps, or features of boston.com or bostonglobe.com, these will be usable, helpful, and, hopefully, profitable.
Last month we announced the grant (you can read Nieman Lab’s coverage here). Today, we’re ready to start hiring. The core positions are as follows:
New Media Catalyst
The New Media Catalyst acts as a liason between the Globe and MIT’s Center for Civic Media, as well as other academic departments that study the news. The Catalyst finds exciting, relevant research and brings it into the Globe’s innovation and product organization. S/he works with researchers, product managers, our Creative Technologist and other internal developers to turn ideas into realities that can be used to delight and inform our millions of digital readers. apply here
The Creative Technologist, working in conjunction with the Catalyst and outside researchers, turns promising research from MIT’s Center for Civic Media and other news-industry-focused academic departments into working software that will delight and inform the Boston Globe and boston.com’s millions of online readers in new and unexpected ways. This is an opportunity to collaborate with some of the smartest researchers in the world on projects that bring Greater Boston to life in completely new ways. apply here
The work will be centered in @GlobeLab, our new media experimentation and demo space a few feet from the newsroom, with frequent trips on the red line to the MIT Media Lab. Interested? Click on one of the links above, or email me directly:
Chris Marstall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that these are one-year positions only.
Looking forward to hearing from you!