JOE - June 2013

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Director of Public Information - National Bureau of Economic Research
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director of Public Information - National Bureau of Economic Research
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 06/2013

JOE ID Number: 201306_398817

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The Director of Public Information is responsible for communicating research findings to academics, policy-makers, journalists, and the interested public. The main vehicles currently used for this purpose are the monthly NBER Digest, the quarterly NBER Reporter, and content on the NBER's website ( Prospectively, the NBER may expand its social media presence as a complement to its existing media outreach.

The Digest summarizes several newsworthy Working Papers each month. The summaries are in a prose style that is accessible to the interested general reader. The Reporter summarizes the research activities that take place at the NBER. It is written for readers with a serious background in economics.

The Director is also responsible for communicating the decisions of the NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee to the media community, serves as the primary press contact for occasional NBER conferences that are designed for broad public participation, and responds to requests for information.

Candidates for the Director position should have excellent writing and editing skills, at least a B.A. in economics or substantial experience working in economics, finance, or related fields, and should be prepared to submit writing samples.

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