I’m a content creator on social medias; specifically, I lead the media research at a nonprofit think tank for interdisciplinary social science research. Our media work centers on a few big questions: one is around media and learning, another explores messaging and social change, and the third is about representation. As the media lead, I work with my colleagues to figure out what our strategic priorities are in media research and pursue relationships and grants to keep our work in line with those priorities.
Day to day, I work with practitioners at places like PBS News Hour, educational software companies, and other media research organizations. At any given time, I work on a portfolio of about ten projects. I have slightly different roles in each project, including research design, actually carrying out research and analysis, supervising other researchers or analysts, writing reports, and meeting with clients and partners to talk about the project.
This is my third post-academic career. I’ve developed content for all social medias. I also keep a (somewhat irregular) facebook blog.