Web Researchers

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Job Description

We are an event listings service based in New York City that is looking to analyze reviews for events we have in our system. As good as computers are at grabbing information, we need a few great researchers to be assigned research tasks (usually of a repeating weekly nature).

Each researcher would scan a series of websites to check on a regular basis for reviews of theatre, art, music and dance. For instance, we might ask you to look at the following URLs with reviews:

A) http://www.villagevoice.com/theater/
B) http://www.nytimes.com/pages/theater/index.html

In the research task, we would ask for you to:

1. Find articles from these pages that are clearly REVIEWS (and not other articles)
2. Read the review and give it a score of either POSITIVE, NEUTRAL, or NEGATIVE (based on the critic's opinion)
3. Look up the event on http://mobicraver.com/mturk/event_search.html and find it's EVENT ID
4. Also type the name of the event
5. Also type the city the event is in (i.e. New York)
6. Look up the reviewer who wrote the review on http://mobicraver.com/mturk/taster_search.html and find their TASTER ID
7. Write the name of the reviewer
8. Find one or two sentences from the review that are emblematic of the review
9. Write the URL of the review

We'd like to think that this is a fun position. The hope is also that the right odeskers would make this an ongoing job and we would be looking for researchers who can allocate between 5-20 hours a week on tasks.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE TRY TO FIND THE FIRST REVIEW FROM EACH OF THE URLS ABOVE (A and B) AND SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS TO THE 9 QUESTIONS FOR EACH IN YOUR JOB APPLICATION. (If you have trouble accessing either site, please let us know and only complete the one you can).

Skills: research, analysis