We're hiring! Social Media Marketing Executive; Project Coordinator & Research Assistant

Applications until 31 January, 2022

Social Media Marketing Executive

Oxford (Full/Part-time negotiable)

£20,000 - £30,000 starting salary according to experience

Oxford Information Labs is an exciting Cyber Intelligence team providing niche services in domain name system technology, internet governance, cybersecurity, internet research and teaching. Its small team delivers expert advice to an impressive array of clients including UK Government and global internet organisations. It provides regular commentary on internet related news to the BBC and other major media outlets. It hosts an exciting suite of in-house developed software, operates its own domain name registrar, and runs a number of long-term longitudinal research projects. In 2022, it has an opportunity to expand, assisting in the setting up of a new global internet research organisation. In our rapidly growing environment we welcome applicants with an inquisitive mind, can-do attitude, who can bring new ideas, enthusiasm and energy into our world with exciting opportunities.

About the role and you

As our new Social Marketing Executive you will work closely with our directors, graphic designer and small team developing several social media channels. You will gain training in all relevant aspects of our projects, and then work to translate those ideas into messages for consumers, business customers and clients. You will be familiar with social media, willing to learn new tools (including social media management tools), and be comfortable preparing and presenting video and live streaming material. You will be self motivated from the outset, helping to establish new social media channels, producing website copy, and maintaining advertising campaigns.

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Oxford or Oxfordshire based, or willing to work on site at our offices in Oxford.
  • Graduate Level Education
  • Ability to work with creatives, or produce creative materials of your own.
  • Experience of producing video, livestream, podcast or other new media material.
  • Social media management and tools.
  • Writing skills and/or copywriting experience.
  • General can-do attitude (e.g. we are a small company and require all staff to be flexible and adaptable).

Working arrangements

We are reviewing our working arrangements, and the best ways to serve our clients and team. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements, such as a blend of home and office working, and accommodating those who look after others.

Benefits

The package for this position is as follows:

  • £20,000 - £30,000 starting salary according to experience.
  • Flexible working hours (full or part-time) based upon 7.5 per days.
  • Flexible working arrangements with a portable computer and fully equipped workstation at home. Our main office is located at Lincoln House, 4 Pony Road Oxford OX4 2RD.
  • A workplace pension, details of which are available on request, to eligible employees. If you are eligible, and choose to participate in the workplace pension scheme, we will make statutory contributions in line with applicable government guidelines.
  • Probationary period 3 months.
  • Annual review of role and salary on 31 March each year.
  • 25 working days holiday in addition to normal bank and public holidays in England and Wales (period 1st April to 31st March each year (no rollover).

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to ([email protected]). Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely and the successful candidate will commence in the role working remotely for the duration of the pandemic restrictions. In normal circumstances, the successful candidate will work at OXIL offices as required to perform their tasks

OXIL is committed to diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s without any further advertisement or interview.


Applications until 31 January, 2022

Project Coordinator and Research Assistant

Oxford

£25,000 - £35,000 starting salary according to experience

Oxford Information Labs is an exciting Cyber Intelligence team providing niche services in domain name system technology, internet governance, cybersecurity, internet research and teaching. Its small team delivers expert advice to an impressive array of clients including UK Government and global internet organisations. It provides regular commentary on internet related news to the BBC and other major media outlets. It hosts an exciting suite of inhouse developed software, operates its own domain name registrar and runs a number of long-term longitudinal research projects. In 2022, it has an opportunity to expand, assisting in the setting up of a new global internet research organisation. In our rapidly growing environment we welcome applicants with an inquisitive mind, can-do attitude, who can bring new ideas, enthusiasm, and energy into our world with exciting opportunities.

About the role and you

Oxford Information Labs (OXIL) has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Coordinator and Research Assistant to work full time. The role offers interesting opportunities to work as part of a small, dynamic team on consultancy and support the coordination of several complex research projects relating to cyber policy and internet governance.

Applications are sought from candidates with relevant academic qualifications and expertise in at least one of the following fields: project management, cybersecurity, media and communication, international relations, international political economy, or law. Experience with Gantt Charts or other project management software would be an advantage. Successful candidates will have excellent organisation, coordination, communication (both written and verbal), and research skills; and a demonstrated capacity to work independently, meet deadlines, and contribute to a collaborative team. We are a small, dynamic consultancy and require all staff to have a flexible and adaptable approach to their work. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview.

Responsibilities

  • Diary management and organisation of meetings, notes and general administration for research projects.
  • Assisting on commercial consultancy projects relating to cyber policy and internet governance, including project coordination and management, development of working papers, project administration and helping to support client relations.
  • Project coordination and diary management, using appropriate technical tools as required, to ensure projects are managed effectively.
  • Preparation of meeting notes as well as meeting agendas, assisting on the preparation of research briefs and summaries on cyber policy and cyber security topics.
  • Data analysis (using a variety of tools) and assisting in the drafting of research papers – working independently or part of a team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong organisational skills to manage and plan time effectively & efficiently to work both independently and collaboratively as required.
  • Experience in project management or coordination/ experience of using appropriate planning tools.
  • Ability to undertake thorough and accurate research tasks and prepare well considered summaries and reports.
  • A team worker with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with or topical expertise in related fields such as project coordination or project management in a technical environment. Knowledge or experience of cybersecurity, internet governance or digital technical standards an advantage.
  • Postgraduate qualification (eg Masters) in a relevant field an advantage

How to apply

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and academic reference to Georgia Osborn ([email protected]). Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely in whole or in part and the successful candidate will work remotely during any applicable pandemic restrictions. In normal circumstances, the successful candidate will work at OXIL offices full time in Oxford as required to perform their tasks

OXIL is committed to diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s without any further advertisement or interview.


Closed 15th Feb 2021

Research Analyst, Oxford Information Labs

Oxford Information Labs (OXIL) has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Analyst to work full time. The role offers interesting opportunities to work as part of a small, dynamic team on consultancy and research projects relating to cyber policy and internet governance.

Applications are sought from candidates with relevant academic qualifications and expertise in at least one of the following fields: law, political science, international relations, international political economy, cybersecurity and media and communication. Experience in policy, international law, cybersecurity, privacy or international relations are an advantage, as are language skills. Successful candidates will have excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrated capacity to work independently, meet deadlines, and contribute to a collaborative team. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting on commercial consultancy projects relating to cyber policy and internet governance, including project management, development of working papers and liaison with clients and other stakeholders and managing client relations.
  • Preparation of research briefs and summaries on cyber policy and cyber security topics
  • Data analysis (using a variety of tools) and drafting of research papers – working independently or part of a team.
  • Assistance with Journal of Cyber Policy editorial tasks.
  • Identify potential new business opportunities and contribute to commercial bids and business development

Minimum requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification (eg Masters) in a relevant field an advantage
  • Ability to undertake thorough and accurate research tasks and prepare well considered summaries and reports
  • Strong organisational skills to manage and plan time effectively & efficiently to conduct innovative research independently and collaboratively
  • A team worker with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with or topical expertise related to cyber policy and Internet governance e.g. related to emerging technologies cyber security, artificial intelligence, online harms, standards

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and academic reference to Emily Taylor ([email protected]). Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely and the successful candidate will commence in the role working remotely for the duration of the pandemic restrictions. In normal circumstances, the successful candidate will work at OXIL offices as required to perform their tasks

OXIL is committed to diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s without any further advertisement or interview.

About OXIL

Oxford Information Labs (OXIL) is a cyber intelligence company founded in 2002 with roots in Internet policy and research and unrivalled expertise in the DNS. We work with clients to produce world-class policy research and thought leadership on Internet governance, cyber policy and cybersecurity issues, including emerging technologies such as 5G and IoT. Our technical team has proven big data analysis capabilities, and our policy team are recognised internationally for their expertise.

OXIL’s policy research includes providing clients with strategic advice, evaluations and risk assessments, targeted outreach, written reports, teaching, training, research, and issue tracking across a wide range of internet governance and policy issues for key players such as ICANN, EURid, Verisign and CENTR. Since 2017, OXIL has closely tracked the ICANN second Security Stability and Resiliency review (SSR2) on behalf of a major social media platform, and has provided expert advice on DNS Abuse, contractual compliance efforts, metrics and measurements. OXIL is the research team behind the long-standing EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names. Every year, the team uses its technical skills to crawl the entire zone files of the gTLD space – nearly 200 million domain names. The research team has also provided the data analysis for large scale studies of the domain name marketplaces in the Middle East and Latin America (for ICANN) and for CENTR, the regional organisation for European ccTLDs.

OXIL team members have been closely involved in technical standards development relating to the Internet’s infrastructure within the Internet Engineering Task Force and the UN International Telecommunication Union, for which we have provided members of the UK delegation to the Plenipotentiary 2018. The OXIL team have authored numerous published papers on policy issues including China’s technical standards strategy, 5G and geopolitics, industry responses to electoral interference, and the role of social media platforms in mediating human rights. Areas of expertise include smart cities, Internet of Things, 5G and geopolitics. OXIL’s Emily Taylor has extensive experience of teaching and training on cybersecurity, Internet governance and EU law at European Universities, international telecoms regulators, and UK officials through Chatham House. Recent projects include development of a web-based vulnerability disclosure platform for consumer IoT devices, and educational materials including webinars and quick guides on key aspects of the ETSI EN 303 645 standard. OXIL team members are regularly called upon to give media comment on Internet governance and cybersecurity developments and have given evidence at parliamentary select committees on Defence (5G and Huawei) and Digital Culture Media and Sport (Covid-19 misinformation).


Closed Feb 2020

Associate Researcher - Part-time - negotiable

Oxford Information Labs (OXIL) is looking for a part-time research assistant to join OXIL's world class cyber intelligence team. OXIL works with a wide-range of clients—including governments, industry, international organizations and civil society—to conduct research across a wide-variety of cutting-edge issues at the nexus of internet technology, policy and governance. The individual selected for this role will work on topics, including:

• Social media, disinformation, and democracy;

• Cybersecurity;

• Internet governance, standards-setting, and multistakeholderism; and

• Human rights (especially language rights and diversity) online.

Duties will include assisting the editors of the Journal of Cyber Policy with editorial duties, drafting background memos and conducting desk-based research, participating in roundtables and government or expert meetings, and helping prepare reports or academic papers for clients.

Hours are part-time and flexible up to 8 hours a week. The research assistant should be friendly, proactive and a self-starter, with a broad interest in internet technology, policy and regulation. They should be able to work independently and as part of a team, have strong time management skills, and be able to meet deadlines.

OXIL is a cyber intelligence company, founded in 2002, and has two streams of cyber intelligence work.

Analysis: monitoring of global policy issues and threats arising from Internet and cyber technologies. We work with clients to produce world-class policy research and thought-leadership on emerging issues and threats.

Hands on solutions: design implementation and delivery of cyber security solutions, wifi configuration, website protection, domain name protection, network hardening, PEN testing and red teaming, certification and training. The successful candidate will be working in workstream 1, analysis.

Candidates interested in this position should email Emily Taylor ([email protected]) with an up to date CV and a short statement of interest by 16 February 2020. Applications will be notified of the outcome by 31 March 2020.

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