Works with guidance from BFIâ™s Senior Economics Writer & Editor on translating research from the Development Innovation Lab into accessible policy briefs and other collateral materials to be used in communications and outreach.
Works closely with DIL Director drafting documents, including but not limited to presentations, op-eds, and speeches.
Helps draft formal DIL documents to be used on the website and in other outreach formats to funders, stakeholders, and policymakers.
Coordinates with BFIâ™s communications team in disseminating and promoting the work of DIL leadership and affiliated scholars both internally within UChicago and externally to targeted audiences, including media.
Researches, verifies, writes and edits publications, which can includes technical/scientific material for manuals or journals.
Uses knowledge of writing with moderate levels of guidance to write in-depth pieces relating to specialized field (e.g. scientific writing).
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, or a closely related field with demonstrated understanding of economics.
Masterâ™s degree in economics, or a closely related field with demonstrated understanding of economics.
Coursework in development economics.
A minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience.
Global economic development.
Economic policy making.
Translate complex research into accessible, accurate content.
Very strong writing and copy-editing ability.
Strong writing and copy-editing skills.
Experience in translating technical, academic materials into accessible formats.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines is required.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites
Proven ability to be a valuable part of a team.
General interest in public policy.
Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
Strong interest in development economics.
This position will perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
Cover Letter (required)
Writing Sample (required)
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