This is an exciting moment in CEPR’s almost 40-year history, as we have recently opened a Paris office, supported by a consortium of French public and private sector institutions, and are in the process of expanding our activities in France and therefore, the team.
We are currently recruiting for three roles for our Paris office, click on a job title below for further information.

Dissemination Assistant Events and Administration Assistant RPN Programmes Officer

Dissemination Assistant

Full time, 12-month contract with option to extend/make permanent
€25K to €28K per annum, depending on experience
Reports to Head of Digital Strategy and Dissemination

Location: Paris | Primary working language: English

Key Objectives
The Dissemination Assistant will support the Dissemination team in its activities promoting CEPR’s output, and will also provide dissemination support to other teams, particularly to Events and Projects.

Key Tasks
  •  Social Media
      ○  Creating text and image cards for social media posts on Discussion Papers, videos, podcasts and events for www.cepr.org, with additional assistance for www.VoxDev.org
      ○  Researching relevant social media handles (e.g. authors) and hashtags for inclusion in posts
      ○  Assisting with preparation of reports on campaign activity and reach
      ○  Maintaining the social media calendar in AirTable, incorporating information on upcoming events and activities
      ○  Identifying Discussion Papers and Vox columns of relevance to trending hashtags for promotion on both English and French language channels
      ○  Providing assistance with special/ad hoc campaigns, often with short deadlines
  •  VoxEU commissions
      ○  Preparing and sending commissioning emails to authors and then logging and keeping track of these commissioning requests
  •  Newsletter support
      ○  Drafting the VoxDev and Press Brief newsletters, and accompanying website news items
  •  Press support
      ○  Assisting with maintaining the press contacts database
      ○  Assisting with monitoring and recording press mentions
      ○  Researching specific journalists and organisations to target for press releases across all areas of economics in France, the UK, and other countries

Person Specification
Essential
  •  A relevant degree (economics or similar preferred)
  •  Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise among competing tasks
  •  Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, busy and rapidly changing environment and particularly to tight deadlines and with close attention to detail
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and build relationships with colleagues situated in different locations
  •  Excellent written English skills
  •  Familiarity with Adobe apps
  •  Right to work in the EU, with ability to undertake restriction-free travel (including to the UK)
Desirable
  •  Proficiency in French preferred, other European language(s) a plus
  •  Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  •  Experience with Adobe Spark

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV in English to [email protected], quoting “DA22-WEB”. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 4 February, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Events and Administrative Assistant

Full time, 12-month contract with option to extend/make permanent
€28K to €30K per annum, depending on experience
Reports to Head of Development and Events and Director of Operations, France

Location: Paris | Primary working language: English

Key Objectives
Reporting jointly to the Head of Development and Events (HofDE) and the Director of Operations, France, you will be responsible for the organization and implementation of a range of events, in particular the Paris Symposium which will take place in Paris in the late spring of 2022, and will assist in the development and implementation of improved operational systems within the Team and the Centre as a whole, as well as provide administrative support as required. CEPR’s conferences, workshops and dissemination meetings, taking place online, in hybrid format or physically once no longer affected by Covid-19, involve participants from widely dispersed institutions, who rely on the Centre’s efficient co-ordination and central administration to ensure the success of the meetings. At any one time, you will have to manage a considerable number of meetings at different stages of development, and you will therefore be a skilled multi-tasker.

Key Tasks
Events Coordination
  •  Providing administrative support for a number of specific conferences and workshops, primarily focusing on CEPR’s flagship annual symposium in Paris, under the guidance and supervision of the HofDE and the Director of Operations, France. You will have direct contact with academic and local organisers and will be responsible for
      ○  the preparation and circulation of invitations, programmes and papers
      ○  marketing events on various social media channels
      ○  arranging livestreaming and online video conferencing facilities
      ○  collating registrations
      ○  creating local information documents and online event guidelines
      ○  inputting information into our databases
      ○  collating travel details and rooming lists
      ○  setting up/updating meeting websites
  •  Identifying suitable physical venues, hybrid facilities, accommodation and catering facilities, and negotiation of contracts with suppliers
  •  Checking/coding expense claim forms; dealing with/generating invoices and keeping track of standalone event budgets as well as budgets that are part of larger projects run by CEPR’s Projects team
  •  Researching, compiling, and maintaining a local mailing list for dissemination meetings and launch events in Paris, with guidance from the Director of Operations, France
  •  Keeping the events website pages up to date
General
In addition to the key tasks detailed above, the post holder will be expected to carry out ad hoc duties as specified by the HofDE and the Director of Operations, France to achieve the objectives of the Events team, and of the Centre as a whole, including as they relate to the expansion and relocation of CEPR’s headquarters from London to Paris.

Person Specification
The successful candidate will be tactful, diplomatic and be able to coordinate events across a widely dispersed group of researchers whilst in parallel handling administrative tasks of varied complexity.
In addition he/she will:
  •  Be a university graduate, or have a BTS in communications or administration, or have extensive experience of physical and online events management, including managing budgets
  •  Have demonstrable organisational skills appropriate for a highly multi-tasked environment, with excellent time management skills and an aptitude for the coordination of activities with geographically dispersed and remote teams
  •  Have excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
  •  Be meticulous and able to operate at high levels of accuracy
  •  Have experience using online event platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and/or other systems
  •  Have excellent written English skills and experience with drafting documents and be fluent in French (written and spoken)
  •  Have a high degree of familiarity with office productivity software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access etc.)
  •  Additional European language skills are desirable
  •  Have the right to work in France (essential)

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV in English to [email protected], quoting "EAA22-WEB”. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 4 February, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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RPN and Programmes Officer

Full time, 12-month contract with option to extend/make permanent
€34K to €38K per annum, depending on experience
Reports to Head of Projects

Location: Paris | Primary working language: English

Overview
This role presents a great opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic individual with a background in economics, as well as excellent administrative and organisational skills, to join our Projects Team. Relevant experience in economics and project management is highly desirable.

Key Tasks
Working closely with the Senior Projects Officer, the Head of Projects and the Chief Executive Officer, the RPN and Programmes Officer will:
  •  Manage CEPR’s RPNs and Programme Areas, which will require input from a wide range of CEPR staff (meetings, publications, appointments, external relations etc)
  •  Work with senior management and academic leaders to define appropriate activities within the scope of research initiatives that advance CEPR’s mission of academic excellence and policy relevance
  •  Maintain good working relationships with the RPN leaders and members and with Programme Directors
  •  Prepare budgets, authorise and monitor spending of the RPNs, and report internally to CEPR management and externally to funders
  •  Edit CEPR’s networks and Programme Areas web pages to ensure that the most up-to-date, relevant information is available, and contribute content to CEPR’s social media presence in these areas
  •  Proactively work with the Publications Team to define dissemination activities of the RPNs and Programme Areas
  •  Support the day-to-day work of the Projects Team on other research projects and initiatives

Person Specification
Essential
  •  A relevant degree (economics or similar preferred but not essential)
  •  Excellent organisational and project management skills and ability to prioritise among competing tasks
  •  Ability to work effectively in a fast‐paced, hectic and rapidly changing environment and particularly to tight deadlines
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and to build relationships with colleagues in different locations
  •  Excellent numeracy, analytical and problem‐solving skills, and a high degree of familiarity with the MS Office suite, including experience of using Excel to manage budgets
  •  Excellent written English skills and experience with drafting documents, such as letters and reports
  •  Right to work in the EU, with ability to undertake restriction-free travel (including to the UK)
Desirable
  •  A postgraduate degree in economics or similar
  •  Strong writing skills, with the ability to translate research results into non-specialist terms, and an interest in doing so
  •  Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  •  Relevant experience in research administration
  •  Experience managing websites and social media
  •  Proficiency in French preferred, other European language(s) a plus

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV in English to [email protected], quoting "RPNPO22-WEB”. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 4 February, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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