Job Opportunities at CEPR

Communications Officer

Full time, permanent position
£26k-£30k per annum, depending on experience
Reports to CEO

Overview
The job requires a well-organized, highly motivated individual capable of developing and executing multiple strategies to continuous deadlines, while taking initiative to build CEPR’s profile of thought leadership in economic policy circles. The work involves continual contact with academics, journalists, and policymakers, so applicants should be confident and professional with excellent attention to detail. They should have a good command of online dissemination channels, and be familiar with modern economic analysis. Tact, diplomacy, and technical savviness across a wide range of activities is essential, together with a real ability for multi-tasking.

Key Objectives

  • Manage all of CEPR’s existing dissemination activities across email, social media, and the CEPR websites (including VoxEU and VoxDev)
  • Work with senior management and the wider CEPR team to ensure dissemination activities fully support all CEPR functions, and are joined up across teams both in terms of planning and delivery
  • Grow CEPR’s online presence, both in terms of reach and quality of audiences

Responsibilities

  • Create clear and compelling content for a variety of audiences, and deliver it across a range of channels
  • Issue press releases and carry out media campaigns to ensure that the key messages of CEPR research outputs are presented in an accessible way and distributed as widely as possible, following up with media outlets, and offering guidance on related CEPR output
  • Take ownership of CEPR’s social media accounts and interact with a range of audiences, both academic and institutional, showcasing research output while also engaging in discussions with other institutions and researchers online. Monitor the national and international news agendas closely to maximise media coverage and inform debate as it happens
  • Develop and implement new social media, email, and wider digital marketing strategies to grow audiences through tailored visitor journeys, ensuring these strategies flow outwards from CEPR research priorities while being responsive to the wider research agenda
  • Provide regular insights and updates to CEPR staff on the Centre’s reach and impact on social media and digital marketing, and stay up-to-date with best practice and innovation, sharing and implementing these with the team. Support the wider management team with copyediting and writing
  • Send out newsletters and bulletins to a wide range of stakeholders for CEPR, VoxEU, and VoxDev, keeping individual distribution lists up to date
  • Manage day-to-day press queries, interacting appropriately with journalists to maximise press coverage of CEPR activities, while developing strong relationships with local, national, international, and specialist media
  • Plan and execute the media launches of upcoming CEPR publications, liaising with the CEO and CEPR staff in order to provide dissemination activities of maximum value for journalists and researchers
  • Manage CEPR’s website to ensure that the most up-to-date, relevant information is available, particularly on the home page, and to ensure that the links with www.voxeu.org, CEPR’s policy portal, are active and up-to-date
  • Together with the CEPR Executive Officer and the external Media Consultant, work on disseminating the output from the journal Economic Policy.

Skills, experience, and qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

Essential

  • A good degree (preferably in economics or with a high economics component)
  • Experience of writing clear, concise content and the ability to communicate complex ideas and information carefully to non-specialist audience
  • Good IT skills across office productivity software and digital marketing tools
  • Superb organisational and prioritisation skills, with experience of working flexibly in a fast-paced environment in which deadlines can frequently change, and strong attention to detail
  • A professional, confident demeanour, and skill in building and actively managing relationships with academics, policymakers, and funders whilst working seamlessly with the internal team
  • Political sensitivity and judgement, and an interest in economic and public policy
  • Right to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Extensive social media, email, and wider digital marketing expertise, with experience of developing strategies and content across these areas, including targeting and growing online audiences
  • Experience of forming and implementing media plans and campaigns, and the ability to proactively identify and respond to engagement opportunities
  • Experience of using evaluative tools to measure success and impact
  • Additional European language skills
  • Some experience of working in a busy campaign or news environment or a major communications department, and/ or experience of working in an academic or policy environment is desirable

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV to jobs@cepr.org, quoting "CO18-WEB". The deadline is 5pm on Friday 17 August, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Office Administrator

Full time, permanent position
£20k-£25k per annum, depending on experience
Reports to Executive Officer

Overview
CEPR are seeking a bright individual with excellent administrative and organisational skills to support all departments in our busy office.

Key Objectives
A multi-faceted role, the Office Administrator will be required to:

  • Fulfil the integral office tasks such as reception duties; maintaining kitchen and office supplies; monitoring shared email inboxes; dealing with incoming/outgoing post; booking couriers and parcel collections and preparing invoices for payment
  • Administrative filing and assistance to the Finance and Publications departments
  • Manage the annual process for CEPR Researcher appointments
  • Maintain CEPR’s mailing lists across multiple platforms
  • Disseminate e-communications and printed publications such as eBooks, newsletters, monthly reports and quarterly updates
  • Managing room bookings and catering for internal meetings
  • General assistance with ad hoc tasks and projects

Person Specification

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, hectic and rapidly changing environment and particularly to deadlines
  • Good familiarity with the MS Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Good attention to detail
  • GSCE / ‘O’ level or equivalent in English and Mathematics
  • Right to work in the UK

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV to  jobs@cepr.org, quoting "OA18-WEB". The deadline is 5pm on Friday 17 August, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.