JOE - August 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: 08/2013

JOE ID Number: 201308_398817

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The Director of Public Information, who reports to the President, is responsible for defining and implementing the NBER's strategic communications program, serving as the NBER's spokesperson, and developing media outreach strategies in connection with special events. This position demands a capacity to write clearly and concisely about economic research, translating the findings into language that will be accessible to non-specialists within economics as well as to broader audiences.

Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills, at least a B.A. (preferably in economics), and substantial experience working in economics, finance, or related fields. Graduate work in journalism, economics, or public relations, and experience in economic journalism or a related role involving public dissemination of research is very desirable.

Other important skills include:
* Capacity to manage a publication process with well-defined deadlines
* Desire to design and lead the NBER's media strategy, including web-based initiatives and social media
* Capacity to oversee both routine communication activities and one-off creative projects
* Experience with Microsoft Office, web publishing tools, social media, and web-based research tools
* A high energy level and capacity for collaboration with a wide range of researchers and staff members.

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