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Research Assistant

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Overall Responsibilities: 
- Preparing for user research activities (working with the recruiters to schedule study sessions, setting up the usability lab, finalizing study plans, etc.). 
- Observing and running usability testing sessions and interviews. 
- Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews. 
- Taking notes during user study sessions. 
- Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data. 
- Communicating findings from the study to the research lead and other stakeholders. 
- Creating reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.). 
- Analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing existing research reports. 
- Help in organizing and running design sprints. 

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: 
- Planning, conducting, and analyzing studies under direction of manager 
- Attending meetings and taking notes 
- Advocating with product teams on behalf of user and socializing research results 

Requirements: 
- B.A./B.S. in Human Factors, Psychology, - HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu or degree, 3 years of work experience. 
- 1-3 years of research experience 
- Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks. 
- Interest in general research and user research methods. 
- Strong oral and written communication skills. 
- Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects. 
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred. 
- Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred. 
- Self-motivated and comfortable in a fast-paced, fluid environment. 
- Excellent communication skills with key stakeholders. 
- Ability to distill research findings into concise and actionable insights. 
- Experience working in or studying journalism / news is a big plus. 

Nice to have skills: 
- M.A/M.S. in Human Factors, Psychology, - - HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior

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