Description: Two teaching assistants to support a special intensive 3-week training program for international journalists in data storytelling and data visualization. This program consists of four Japanese journalists from the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. Duties include but are not limited to leading labs, workshops and/or discussion sessions; performing clerical tasks associated with course instruction, such as copying, sending emails, distributing information to students, accompanying students on program-related field trips; and offering additional assistance to students.
Required Knowledge: The minimum acceptable background for all candidates is one year of related experience, which can be satisfied by having previously worked as a teaching assistant for high school or college students, or by having completed a teaching certification programWillingness to collaborate, learn and be flexibleAttention to detailAbility to multitask and prioritizeAdaptabilityExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExtensive working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets DataWrapper Google Maps or Google Earth Pro HTML Working knowledge of Tableau
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