JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

American Economic Association

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Economics Writer/Content Developer

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455730
Date Posted: 08/01/2016
Date Inactive: 09/27/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economics Writer/Content Developer
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
General Economics
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The American Economic Association is seeking an economics writer/web content developer with a background in economics and an interest in research published in top academic journals like the American Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

You will be working with our web editor to interpret the latest economics studies for a broad online audience, writing pieces for the AEA website in the style of an explainer article that might appear on FiveThirtyEight , Vox , or The Upshot . You will use relevant data to create visualizations that will help build interest in the studies appearing in the association’s journals. You will also help promote recent studies on the AEA twitter feed by connecting them to coverage in the popular press. This is a great opportunity to develop writing skills, build a portfolio of published work, and deepen your knowledge of economics across a variety of fields. This is a newly created position.

➔ Plan, research, and write highlights of articles appearing in AEA journals similar to our current series:
➔ Create data visualizations using software like Stata, R, and Python
➔ Track news coverage of our studies and related topics, and help promote upcoming research on Twitter
➔ Assist with planning and researching for a new AEA podcast
➔ Create and maintain an editorial calendar to ensure maximum impact for research highlights and other content
➔ Work with AEA marketing to produce advertisements and promotions for an economics audience
➔ Contribute to other writing and editing projects as needed

➔ Background in economics with broad understanding of the discipline and subfields
➔ Ability to understand, analyze, and accurately interpret top-flight economic research such as studies appearing in the American Economic Review is a must
➔ Master’s degree in economics or plans to do graduate work in the future a plus
➔ Excellent writing and editing skills
➔ Background or experience in journalism preferred
➔ Experience and comfort working with data using tools like Excel, the FRED database, Stata, R, and Python
➔ Ability to meet tight deadlines and thrive in a team environment

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. The position is located in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Interested candidates should submit the following through the JOE Network and to
under the subject line “AEA Economics Writer application”:
➔ Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the job
➔ Resume or CV
➔ Writing sample of past work (please limit to 5 pages, the more topical the better)

Application Requirements:
  • Writing Sample of Past Work
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Submit with Application or Upon Request
  • Application Deadline Has Passed