Staff at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development are committed to the organization’s mission of helping children lead healthy digital lives. We offer a  fully remote work environment defined by collaboration and expertise.

Please see below for current open positions.

Job Type: Full-Time, remote

IMPORTANT: See the application procedure below.

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a leading interdisciplinary research and education nonprofit in the field of digital media and child development. The Institute advances and supports interdisciplinary research, informs and educates the public, nurtures human capital in the field, and advocates for sound public policy for children and teens growing up in the digital age.

Children and Screens seeks a highly-intelligent, experienced, self-motivated, and organized individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This position is a dynamic opportunity for a driven professional to support Children and Screens’ educational programs to promote rigorous, evidence-based national dialogue on the wide-ranging impacts of digital media on the development and well-being of children from infancy to young adulthood. This position is uniquely suited for recent doctoral graduates or academics interested in expanding their career.  

The Postdoctoral Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and complexity involving public education, interdisciplinary dialogue, and communication of science in support of the Institute’s mission. The scope of this work bridges the medical, neuroscience, social science, education, and academic communities. 

In all work, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator will gain experience in communicating science to both academic and lay audiences, developing and executing projects of varying sizes, engaging with diverse stakeholders, and supporting the mission and function of a small non-profit organization. In addition to managing important projects, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator will work closely with interdisciplinary experts and oversee Institute Fellows to ensure that projects are managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the Directors of Children and Screens. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases. Examples of these projects include:
    • Organizing the Institute’s popular Ask the Experts webinar series and Tips for Parents columns
    • Producing Research-at-a-Glance resources and other educational materials
    • Supporting the development of new educational programs and initiatives
    • Co-leading the inaugural cohort of Children and Screens’ Impact Fellowship
  • Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the defined project objectives
  • Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public health experts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress
  • Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project materials and resources
  • Developing public information materials communicating project objectives
  • Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputs documented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis
  • Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources
  • Managing and mentoring interns and guiding intern activities and responsibilities

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Media Studies, Neuroscience, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science Policy, or other related fields required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Adaptive and desire to continuously learn new skills
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Mac OS

Compensation

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. The annual salary for this position starts at $55,000.

To Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Please email the following to jobs@childrenandscreens.org:

  • A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
  • A resume, transcript, and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable; and
  • Include “ATTN: Postdoctoral Project Coordinator” in the subject line of your message.

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Job Type: Full-time, remote position with benefits

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a leading interdisciplinary research and education nonprofit in the field of digital media and child development. The Institute advances and supports interdisciplinary research, informs and educates the public, nurtures human capital in the field, and advocates for sound public policy for children and teens growing up in the digital age.

Children and Screens seeks a self-motivated individual to join our staff as a Social Media and Communications Associate. Working as part of the Communications team, this is a dynamic opportunity to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote evidence-based national dialogue and research via accessible, well-written, and graphically sophisticated social media posts on major platforms.

Responsibilities

  • Draft, edit, and publish daily educational and promotional social media posts across Institute platforms in collaboration with other members of Communications team
  • Create and employ marketing and advertising campaigns to increase engagement and reach on multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, X/Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Monitor and interpret key social media analytics data to track success and create recommendations around content and marketing strategy
  • Optimize organizational pages on social media platforms
  • Monitor and moderate social channels 
  • Assist in maintaining the social media editorial calendar and schedule
  • Collaborate with research and program teams to generate educational content based on research in the field
  • Other duties as assigned

Eligibility

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven work experience in social media marketing or digital media specialist
  • Exceptional grammar, writing, verbal,  and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of social media analytics tools
  • Awareness of social media trends
  • Extraordinary work ethic; commitment to achieving excellence
  • Outstanding organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently within a fast-paced team environment in a remote setting to support dynamic needs
  • Ability to attend regular meetings with staff
  • Proficiency in all Google applications, especially Drive, Sheets, Docs, and Gmail
  • Experience in graphics design or creation for social media in Adobe suite or Canva preferred

Compensation

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. The annual salary for this position starts at $53,000.

To Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Please email the following to jobs@childrenandscreens.org:

  • A cover letter highlighting your work experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
  • A resume;
  • Writing samples for social media content; and
  • Contact information for two professional references. 
  • Include “ATTN: Social Media Specialist” in the subject line of your message

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Job Type: Full-time, remote, with benefits

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a leading interdisciplinary research and education nonprofit in the field of digital media and child development. The Institute advances and supports interdisciplinary research, informs and educates the public, nurtures human capital in the field, and advocates for sound public policy for children and teens growing up in the digital age.

Children and Screens seeks an experienced and self-motivated individual to join our staff as a Video/Audio Editor. Reporting directly to the Director of Media and Creative, the Video/Audio Editor position is an opportunity to leverage the power of video and audio media to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote evidence-based national dialogue, research, and education.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and edit optimized, impactful short-form video content for social media platforms and website
  • Manage all aspects of post-production for live virtual events 
  • Edit primary video footage as needed
  • Manage all aspects of post-production for upcoming podcast product
  • Create basic graphics for use in video products
  • Storyboard, produce, and edit educational and/or promotional video content related to the Institute’s mission
  • Other duties as assigned

Eligibility

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong background using Adobe Premiere for video editing and production
  • The ability to work within a team and on a self-directed basis
  • Outstanding organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organized and fast-paced skills in various software and digital environments
  • Extraordinary work ethic; commitment to achieving excellence
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Excellent grammatical skills
  • Familiarity with sound editing software such as Adobe Audition
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficiency in all Google applications, especially Drive and Gmail

Compensation

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. The annual salary for this position starts at $55,000.

To Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Please email the following to jobs@childrenandscreens.org:

  • A cover letter highlighting your work experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
  • A resume
  • A reel of at least two samples of video editing work
  • Contact information for two professional references. 
  • Include “ATTN: Video/Audio Editor” in the subject line of your message

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.