Job DetailsFull-timeEstimated: $61,000 – $80,000 a year17 hours ago
Experience navigating ambiguity and working collaboratively within a small, dynamic team.
Experience identifying user or product needs and scoping future project plans to match these needs.
Experience working with a Gen Z audience in research and/or marketing campaigns.
Track record of cultivating and aligning numerous project stakeholders, including engineering, marketing, product management, research, and UX.
Demonstrated research interest and comfort with studying online user harms, adversarial online actors, misinformation, or other controversial content.
Excellent analytical skills.
About the job
Jigsaw is focused on helping users confront threats in the face of conflict, instability, or repression. While today such users represent a fraction of the Internet community, in the future they will comprise the majority of Internet users. One of our stated goals is to try and end online repressive censorship within a decade, using initiatives like Project Shield, a service to protect at-risk websites from attacks that threaten free expression.
Jigsaw is a unit within Google that explores threats to open societies, and builds technology that inspires scalable solutions. Jigsaw teams focus on four primary threats: censorship, disinformation, hate, harassment, and violent extremism. We forecast emerging threats online, build technology to protect people, and enable journalists, activists, and others on the frontlines to take action. Jigsaw’s Research and Development team uses an array of research methodologies, from ethnographic studies, behavioral psychology experiments, and ML models, to forecast emerging threats and demonstrate the potential of interventions.
Collaborate with teams in engineering, product, design, product policy, and UX to generate novel hypotheses and develop research plans to tackle online misinformation, violent extremism, and harassment.
Coordinate with partners on the design and execution of mixed methods research studies, including appropriate documentation for internal stakeholders and, in some cases, external publication and peer review, to ensure commitment to research ethics.
Support the development, launch, and evaluation of experiments to address online harms utilizing online advertising campaigns on a variety of platforms.
Manage commissioned research, including identifying partners, contracting, managing the budget, and overseeing deliverables with third party experts and Google collaborators.
Identify, analyze, and synthesize research from a variety of expert sources and literature to make original observations and forecast emerging threats to inform Google’s work.
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