Research Assistant for the European AI Newsletter

We are no longer hiring for this position.

Start date: Immediately
Time commitment: 10-20 hours/month
Compensation: Based on experience, starting at $25/hr
Work location: Anywhere
Reports to: Sawyer Bernath and Charlotte Stix
Application: at the bottom of this page

BERI is seeking a part-time research assistant to help write and fact-check the European AI Newsletter. This position is a great fit for an early-career researcher looking to learn more about the European AI landscape.

Purpose

The newsletter is published once or twice each month, summarizing what’s happening in Europe in the world of artificial intelligence. It’s authored and maintained by Charlotte Stix, and has over 2000 subscribers. Charlotte can structure, edit, and research the topics to construct a holistic piece of information, but (due to time constraints) would like help with the writing and fact-checking in order to create a high-quality finished product.

Responsibilities

There are three primary task areas, in declining order of importance:

  1. Writing content based on subjects collected by Charlotte: For example, summarizing a trade council publication that Charlotte sends you.
  2. Fact-checking final drafts of the newsletter.
  3. Finding and collecting ideas for the newsletter.

Charlotte generally does not need quick responses, and most of the work will be asynchronous, working over email and shared google docs. Occasional video calls may be helpful, and there may be a more busy “crunch time” right before a newsletter deadline.

Qualifications

  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience reading policy and legal documents, or similar
  • Experience with research, especially fact-checking via reference to primary sources

If you feel you do not meet these qualifications but are still interested in applying, please err on the side of applying anyway. In particular, it’s not necessary to have deep expertise on artificial intelligence policy, or European policy in general. These are things that you can learn over time.

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