Academia is looking for an Editor and Researcher to join our team and build our database of Grants and other research funding opportunities!
What were looking for
Your role is to make sure Academia has the most comprehensive database of research funding opportunities (Grants, Fellowships, Research Awards, etc) in the Humanities and Social Sciences. You will own the grants database, meaning you are responsible for finding new grants, making sure they are well-described and categorized, and that our information is always accurate. As part of our Product organization, you will also be the person with the deepest understanding of Grants and Funding opportunities, and will help guide our Product Managers and engineers in developing the best possible Grants product experience.
The most important skills for a Grants Editor and Researcher are:
: you will be intimately familiar with the best ways to find U.S. and international grants through online research
: you will have strong copywriting and organizational skills to make sure users can quickly find grants relevant to them
: you have strong work ethic, are able to independently manage your own workflow, and creatively overcome problems that you face
: you feel responsible for the quality of the product you are building, and always have ideas for how to improve our processes, strategy, and product experience
You will be Academias first full-time Grants hire. An ideal candidate would have a background in scholarly or scientific research, with some existing familiarity with different forms of academic research funding.
What will you get?
In addition to finding great talent for our tight-knit team, we value fostering employee growth. Our 36-person team values curiosity, initiative, teamwork, and we are passionate about building great products. We have an employee-focused benefits program that includes top notch health, dental, and vision insurance, a commuter benefit, catered lunch, a stocked kitchen, a generous time off policy (21-days paid vacation 10 paid holidays), a foosball table, musical instruments, a book stipend, stock options, and we’re located near MUNI & BART in beautiful downtown San Francisco.
The Academia Story
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Academia is turning cash flow positive and revenue growth is rapid. We have 36 employees at our San Francisco Office, with 26 in engineering.
What impact will you have?
Your work will impact millions of scholars, making knowledge more accessible and fostering discussion among scholars.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Strong research and copywriting skills
Authorized to work in the United States