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Research Specialist

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Description:  Research Specialist to provide a research, analysis, and clearinghouse resource for industry-specific labor and employee relations information. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, collecting, sorting, analyzing and reporting newspaper labor contract data and wage information in the industry on employee relations issues and topics as well as maintain electronic labor databases.

Requirements:  College degree and with specific experience in statistical computing or analysis, working knowledge of Microsoft Office and page layout programs required.  Newspaper industry experience preferred. Position involves research, analytical thinking, mathematical calculations, writing, desktop publishing, document formatting, and proofreading.  Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills with efficient and organized work habits.

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  1. How long have you been working at your present job?

  2. How will this position enhance your resume?

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  2. What are you looking for in a career?

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  2. What separates you from everyone else who is applying? 

  3. How would your employees describe you?

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  5. What is something that you don't like to do?

  6. Tell us about a situation when you have had problems working with someone and how you handled the situation

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