Technical Writer

The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University seeks a technical writer and data visualization expert. We are seeking an individual who has not only strong writing skills, but also technical and substantive knowledge of contemporary social research relevant to our work. The successful applicant will work with various research teams to assist in the development of reports and scientific papers, as well as documents intended for lay audiences. The position is designed as full-time (exempt with benefits), but less than full-time commitments will be considered (with the possibility that individuals will work remotely). One or more individuals may be hired. CMJS offers a flexible, progressive work environment. 

Please submit a writing and/or data visualization work sample along with your resume. The ideal sample would explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience. 


  • Develop reports and infographics that interpret data and describe complex research methodology for non-technical audiences
  • Assist in identifying compelling "stories" in data and research findings
  • Assist with writing reports, grant proposals, op-eds, and academic articles  
  • Strengthen the Center’s social media presence


  • Required: MA/MS in psychology, sociology, politics, public policy, economics, applied statistics, or other social science, or BA/BS degree in psychology, sociology, politics, economics, or related social science plus 1-2 years work experience
  • Required: Familiarity with survey research methods
  • Preferred: Knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate social science research for lay audience
  • Clear and concise writing style and excellent editorial skills
  • Experience with data presentation/visualization, including ability to create customized charts, tables, and infographics from analyses
  • Expertise in graphic design software
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Highly motivated and creative individual who can contribute to individual and team competencies

Closing Statement

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