The Senior Associate Director/Senior Editor will manage media coverage on global political economy with the focus on antitrust, regulatory capture, and subversion of competition by special interest groups. The Senior Associate Director/Senior Editor will analyze and clarify news and trending academic publications in international political economies. She/he will have the managing and editorial responsibility for content published on the Stigler Centerâ™s blog, ProMarket. Supervise the work of the ProMarket Writer/Editor and assist and attend at all major Stigler Center events including creating and endorsing the online promotional content across all social media channel.
Full editorial and managing responsibility for content published on the blog.
Commitment to the Stigler Centerâ™s mission of understanding the interaction between the economy and the state through research, education, and outreach; explaining the news and the academic research in a way that elucidates topics to the non-expert while still deepening the understanding of the expert.
Supervise work of Writer/Editor.
Work closely with the blog Writer/Editor, assign writing tasks, guidance, and editing of posts.
Prepare recurring editorial plan of all content. Tweak it during the months according to current events, news.
Coordinate with the editorial board on the topics to promote, the relevant Stigler-related academic papers, stories, and interviews for the blog.
Brainstorm and produce engaging, best in class posts and drive engagement.
Work across all social media channels.
Coordinate with the ProMarket Writer/Editor in managing the social media accounts for the center.
Encourage academics to write for the blog and assist them if needed in preparing their posts.
Work with the Stigler Center's Research Professionals to improve the graphics of the blog.
Provide appropriate coverage of all Stigler events, talks, working papers, and conferences.
Enhance and manage PR and Media relationships.
Coordinate themes and promote content of Capitalisnâ™t, the podcast of the Stigler Center.
Assist with the writing and editing of content related to Stigler Centerâ™s activities (e.g., Annual Reports, Project Proposals, marketing material for events and conferences, etc.).
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, economics or political science required.
Master's degree preferred.
At least seven years of experience in economic journalism and editing required.
Experience with international journalism required.
Experience in research, proofreading and fact-checking under tight deadlines required.
Experience in providing commentary, with an emphasis on US and European political economy and business issues required.
Experience with elite interviews â“ top academics and policymakers required.
Portfolio demonstrating experience with a variety of writing styles and mediums, including profiles, interviews, web copy, emails, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc. required.
Experience and demonstrated success in conducting high-level interviews with limited preparation time, and in a friendly, professional manner required.
Experience in research and reporting across the globe required.
Experience in multiple media â“ print, audio, video, and interactive â“ preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Top-notch organizational and communication skills required.
Digital publishing experience required.
Solid knowledge of website analytics tollsand experience in setting up and optimizing Google AdWords campaigns required.
Ability to write clear, accurate, engaging headlines with SEO best practices required.
Excellent communication skills required.
Collaborative and flexible required.
Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
Ability to multi-task, work independently, and produce a high volume of work under tight deadlines required.
Ability to work effectively and collaborate in a team environment, both from a creative and executional standpoint required.
Knowledge of MS Office including Word and PowerPoint required.
Knowledge of Adobe Suite preferred.
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