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The International Growth Centre (IGC)
Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor - London
Salary: £34,156 - £41,317
(Fixed term contract until 31st March 2018, with extension subject to funding)
This is a unique opportunity to set up and develop VoxDev, working closely with the editor Tavneet Suri and the board, Robin Burgess, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Chris Woodruff. The successful candidate will make extensive use of their skills as an economist to help translate complex, technical material from frontier economics papers into short and longer formal pieces for general and policy audiences. S/he will source inspiring and relevant research, and commission and edit blog posts, and longer format content. The role combines editorial responsibility for both IGC and VoxDev websites. S/he will edit a series of publications aimed at communicating IGC’s work to key audiences, and play a leading role in shaping IGC's contribution to global debates on growth.
This role requires someone with exceptional development economics who is passionate about communicating academic research to a policy audience. The successful candidate will hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, public policy/administration or development economics, and proven track record in a relevant editorial function. The candidate should be able to draw out and identify policy implications from academic research and apply these. A dynamic and entrepreneurial approach is essential, as is the proven ability to build relationships and gain respect from top international researchers. Excellent written and verbal communications are essential.
The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. VoxDev is a new research into policy platform where economists and policy practitioners can share and debate emerging development policy challenges. Building on the success of both VoxEU and the IGC blog, the new website is a partnership between International Growth Centre (IGC), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Private Enterprise Development for Low-Income Countries (PEDL).
This is a full-time position based within LSE. The role will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018, with extension subject to funding. Starting salary will be £34,156 with progression in role.
For further information about the post, please see the Job Description and the Person Specification.
If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the International Growth Centre please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers.
Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 19th February 2017.
Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.