IGC Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)

 

Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor – London

 

Salary from £35,999 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive of London allowance

 

The International Growth Centre (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.

 

This is a unique opportunity to develop and grow VoxDev, working closely with the editor Tavneet Suri. The successful candidate will make extensive use of their skills as an economist to translate complex, technical material from frontier economics into short and longer 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 practical knowledge of 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 have a proven track record in a relevant editorial function; commissioning and editing publications and web content preferably focused on international development. The role works with researchers to draw out policy implications from academic research and uses these insights to present IGC research to policymakers, both nationally and to a global audience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of policy-relevant development or economic research, including the ability to identify policy implications from research. 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, in particular, evidence of explaining complex technical information to non-specialist audiences.


This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026, subject to funding and to review in 2023. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

 If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email: igc.contracts@lse.ac.uk

 

To find out more, please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers.

The closing date is 08 September 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 


 

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

The International Growth Centre (IGC)

 

Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor – London

 

Salary from £35,999 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive of London allowance

 

The International Growth Centre (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.

 

This is a unique opportunity to develop and grow VoxDev, working closely with the editor Tavneet Suri. The successful candidate will make extensive use of their skills as an economist to translate complex, technical material from frontier economics into short and longer 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 practical knowledge of 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 have a proven track record in a relevant editorial function; commissioning and editing publications and web content preferably focused on international development. The role works with researchers to draw out policy implications from academic research and uses these insights to present IGC research to policymakers, both nationally and to a global audience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of policy-relevant development or economic research, including the ability to identify policy implications from research. 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, in particular, evidence of explaining complex technical information to non-specialist audiences.


This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026, subject to funding and to review in 2023. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

 If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email: igc.contracts@lse.ac.uk

 

To find out more, please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers.

The closing date is 08 September 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.