Facebook UX Researcher, News in Menlo Park, California
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Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product designers and engineers to make the best social platform for Facebook's billion users. Our work ranges from the foundational to the evaluative, from ethnography to experimentation, and allows for collaboration between qualitative and quantitative researchers across the company. For this position, we are looking for a mixed-methods researcher with a history of product research on journalism, media, news consumption and algorithmic curation.
The ideal candidate is passionate about the power of technology to inform people about their world. Successful candidates are excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social platforms, comfortable in a fast-moving organization, excited to collaborate and focused squarely on bringing compelling and relevant online experiences to as many people as possible around the world.
Develop and maintain expertise in journalism and media research (both academic and market insights)
Work closely with product teams to identify research topics that will drive short- and long-term product development
Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes
Generate actionable insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs
Work collaboratively with researchers in other disciplines and teams
Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing
Partner with engineers, analysts, and other technical roles to create and share research
Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways
Collaborate with researchers across the company to elevate research findings on related topics
3+ years’ experience in journalism/media research or MS/PhD in communication, media studies, journalism, human-computer interaction, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, market research, information science or a related field
Prior start-to-finish ownership and execution of large-scale, high-impact research projects
Experience with survey research (questionnaire design, sampling, analysis)
Experience with SQL, R or Python
Experience conducting international/cross-cultural research
Ability to ask, as well as answer questions
Ability to communicate theory, analysis and results to a lay audience
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