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Associate Editor

Project Syndicate is seeking an Associate Editor (AE). This is a full-time position reporting to our Managing Editor and Chief Operating Officer. The primary responsibility of the AE will be to edit newspaper-length commentaries and, as needed, longer-form content such as book reviews and interviews. The AE will also be responsible for writing headlines, tag lines, short summaries, and social media posts, and may be tasked with editing and curating features on the PS website and newsletters on an ad hoc basis.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Editing 800-1,000-word commentaries and, on occasion, longer-form content
  • Writing headlines and social media posts for edited commentaries
  • Evaluating and managing unsolicited submissions
  • Assisting with some (minor) website administration and curation of editorial features
  • Occasional editing, curation, and production of editorial newsletters
  • Other editorial tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent writing ability (US English at a native level of proficiency)
  • Demonstrated interest in, and understanding of, opinion journalism
  • Strong knowledge of, and curiosity about, world affairs, economics, and public policy
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, news-driven environment
  • Flexible schedule 

Preferred:

  • 4+ years of journalism experience in an editing capacity
  • Experience with a CMS and email marketing client (e.g., Mailchimp)
  • Social media fluency

Additional Information: 

  • Full-time position
  • Remote work
  • Competitive salary
  • Dynamic organization

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to careers@project-syndicate.org.

All submissions must be in English. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.


Digital Data Analyst

The Digital Data Analyst at Project Syndicate is tasked with helping to grow our subscriber base by tracking and analyzing user data, and then using that data to create effective strategies to increase revenue by identifying opportunities to boost traffic, convert readers, and retain and up-sell those already subscribed. This will mean leading certain strategic initiatives such as optimizing the site checkout experience, further refining our paywall, and creating new product offerings from a data-driven perspective. The successful candidate will also develop and implement methods to track and distill insights from multiple data streams (site behavior, revenue data, social media, newsletters, website, and more) to inform other decisions made by the marketing team.

The successful candidate will have experience in measuring digital performance, a good understanding of current trends in online user behavior or e-commerce, and ideally knowledge of news media content monetization. This role affords the opportunity to help shape digital strategy and grow our subscription business. A results-oriented and data-driven mindset, flexibility, the ability to work autonomously, and the drive and willingness to chart a new direction amid shifting responsibilities and priorities is paramount.

​​Core Responsibilities:

  • Strategize and lead initiatives to increase digital revenue (user paywall, funnel and checkout optimization, etc.)

  • Collect and analyze revenue and marketing data from a variety of sources (site behavior, subscription data, on-site messaging, email marketing, newsletters, social media, etc.)

  • Develop actionable insights in collaboration with colleagues from the marketing team to adjust strategies accordingly and infuse decisions with data

  • Formulate and implement onsite messaging and email marketing A/B tests

  • Maintain and improve our data tracking infrastructure

  • Manage relationships with external data-tracking vendors

Key Skills/Experience (required):

  • 3+ years of experience in a digital data-focused role (e-commerce, performance marketing, paid social, etc.)

  • Demonstrated track record of using data to inform decisions within a marketing or commerce role

  • Knowledge of and experience working with a number of digital marketing and data management technologies (such as Mather, Deep.Bi, MailChimp, Tableau, TrustPulse, and Google Merchant Center)

  • Desire to function as a strategic marketer and also orchestrate tactical components of marketing campaigns and revenue-oriented initiatives

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with a high level of detail

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Native-level English

  • Passion for the news and current events

Key Skills/Experience (preferred):

  • 1+ years in a strategic role developing and implementing revenue-generating strategies

  • Experience in the news media business

To apply, interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to .

All submissions must be in English. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.


Assistant Project Manager: Grants and Impact

Project Syndicate is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Assistant Project Manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will be an extremely organized self-starter who is passionate about the media and interested in philanthropy. He or she will have strong research skills, admin experience, and a desire to learn about media impact.

The Assistant Project Manager will work closely with our CEO and Deputy Managing Editor, who oversee our grant and partnership portfolio. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working independently, can meet tight deadlines, and has exceptional attention to detail. Familiarity with grant proposals and their management as well as data research and tracking is a plus.

This is a dynamic position – part research, part administrative, part reporting – that will allow the qualified candidate to learn about grant making processes for media organizations from start to finish.

Core Responsibilities:

Grant management support, including (35% roughly 7 hours/week):

  • Tracking grant KPIs and milestones to ensure we meet requirements

  • Overseeing reporting, call, and meeting schedules

  • Taking minutes and creating agendas for internal and external calls

  • Updating, maintaining, and creating new partner tracking sheets

  • Monitoring grant application and reporting deadlines

  • Ad hoc website and newsletter administration related to special projects (topic page curation/promotion; newsletter scheduling, support, and creation)

Reporting and research, including (40% roughly 8 hours/week):

  • Searching for publishing data and impacts

  • Creating ad hoc publishing reports

  • Supporting outreach for our author impact initiative

  • Creating impact reports (solicit feedback, online research, write draft reports)

  • Support- and contributor-related research for special projects

Other admin duties as needed, including (25% roughly 5 hours/week):

  • Organizing grant and sponsorship contracts, applications, invoices, etc. and tracking deadlines, payments, etc

  • Providing administrative and logistic support for workshops, trainings, panels, and other PS events

Key Skills/Experience (required):

  • 2+ years of experience in a research/writing role and/or media

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Native-level English

  • Experience in searching, collecting, and analyzing/interpreting/evaluating information

  • Experience using Press Display, Lexus Nexus, Meltwater, or similar search programs a plus

  • Passion for the news and current events

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package and a dynamic work environment.

To apply, interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to .

All submissions must be in English. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

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