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Economics Communications Assistant

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February 22, 2021

Economics Communications Assistant

Regular Full-Time

Cambridge, MA Main Office, but starting remotely due to the current COVID-19 office closure


Full-time position with benefits to begin as soon as possible


The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) seeks an Economics Communications Assistant to support its program of research dissemination in both digital and print media. This position involves working with a team of professionals, including the Director and Assistant Director of Public Information. The NBER (www.nber.org) is the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization. It conducts and disseminates research on, but does not make policy recommendations about, a wide range of economic issues. This research is carried out by a network of more than 1,600 affiliated scholars at leading colleges, universities, and business schools throughout North America. 

Responsibilities include:

·        Preparing graphics to complement written summaries of research studies for multiple NBER publications and for the NBER website

·        Progressively increasing the sophistication of NBER graphics

·        Assembling components of research bulletins for digital and print distribution

·        Managing and advancing NBER social media efforts, including drafting content, scheduling posts, and monitoring account activity

·        Reviewing and proofing content before publication

·        Providing editorial and administrative support in connection with grant proposal submissions from affiliated researchers

·        Carrying out other duties as assigned, including undertaking special projects from outside the public information area that advance the NBER’s research mission

Qualifications:

The successful applicant must be able to understand econometric results in research studies and to create publication-quality graphics based on these studies. Experience with a graphic design tool such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is essential. The applicant should also have experience in copyediting and proofreading.  

Applicants must have a B.A. in economics or communications, with substantial coursework or experience in both fields. Experience with website tracking tools such as Google Analytics, as well as with statistical analysis software such as STATA, is very helpful. So are strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and capacity to work on team projects. The NBER’s collaborative work environment requires the ability to coordinate with other team members while also taking initiative.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team, will be able to meet deadlines and balance competing priorities, will be detail-oriented, flexible and precise, and will be prepared to tackle new responsibilities with opportunities for career advancement.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter outlining experience in carrying out graphic design tasks, providing communication support, and participating in economic research. Samples of previous work, in particular graphics created by the applicant, are welcome and may be included with the application.

The successful candidate must complete a background check prior to beginning work at the NBER. 

 

The NBER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

The NBER will make reasonable accommodation for any disabled applicant, and will provide assistance to disabled applicants as needed during the application process.

Economics Communications Assistant

Regular Full-Time

Cambridge, MA Main Office, but starting remotely due to the current COVID-19 office closure


Full-time position with benefits to begin as soon as possible


The National Bureau of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability, Retirement

Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability, Retirement

Location

Cambridge, MA

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