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South Asia Program
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Gloria Lemus-Chávez
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Continuous / All Terms
109 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Campus
Graduate Student Communications Assistant
Job Classification Level:
Level IV
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Cornell Employer
Gloria Lemus-Chávez
Job Description:
Description: The Graduate Student Communications Assistant will help with carrying out activities that are part of the South Asia Program’s (SAP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia,” as well as other related SAP programming activities.

This NEH grant will fund a three-day conference on the Cornell campus, scheduled for October 2023, and an open-access volume on the topic of humanistic approaches to climate change and the impact of climate change on cultural production in South Asia. The project will explore two interrelated research themes: how climate change is rendered in visual arts, cinema, literature, and architecture in South Asia; and how projects of cultural expression render visibility to place-based narratives in South Asia.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include:
• Developing and producing a monthly podcast series, recording interviews, researching interview subjects, conducting interviews, editing episodes, managing audio equipment, pre and post-production, and configuring and storing episodes on various Web platforms. Other duties necessary to the success of the podcast series may be assigned as needed
• Developing a website and social media presence for “The Next Monsoon” and assisting with SAP social media and website, drafting copy for social media posts and website, uploading documents to the website, scheduling via Tweetdeck and Meta Business Suite, assessing platform analytics, drafting weekly reports, and other, similar duties as may be required
• Assisting with “The Next Monsoon” reading groups, meeting twice per semester by maintaining readings in a shared drive, sending reminders of meetings, setting up Zoom meetings, and overseeing the recording of meetings
• Developing publicity materials for “The Next Monsoon” and other SAP events and sharing them via campus monitors, listservs, social media and mailing lists, and other SAP event publicity as needed
• General office duties as requested
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Graduate student with audio and video production experience and capability on various platforms. We are seeking a candidate with professionalism, self-initiative, independence, ability to collaborate and excellent organizational and communication skills. This student must be comfortable and capable of making independent content, editing, and interviewing decisions. Projects are deadline-driven, so the student must possess excellent time management skills and a respect for deadlines.

The student will have organizational and prioritizing skills, a pleasant attitude, be self-motivated, and be able to complete tasks promptly. Good typing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) are required. Experience and familiarity with social media content management (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) are required. Webpage design, database management, social media, and InDesign experience preferred. Background in international studies and/or experience working or studying internationally, especially in South Asia, is preferred.

The student must be able to work in a busy environment, meet deadlines, and have excellent attendance. Good judgment of information transmitted via electronic media is essential. Proven ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, and manage multiple priorities. Work hours are negotiable.
Work Schedule:
Flexible hours during office hours
Weekly Hours:
5 to 10
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How to Apply:
To apply, please send a resume/CV and cover letter, including links to a portfolio or previous creative experience, to, ATTE Gloria Lemus-Chávez
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Communications/Public Relations
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Administrative Services
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