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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 standard length opinion 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 opinion 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 ad hoc editorial tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum four years of experience in an editing/copy-editing capacity
  • Well-developed writing ability in US English at a native level of proficiency 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, news-driven environment
  • Flexible schedule (evenings and weekends when required)
  • Strong knowledge of world affairs, economics, and public policy
  • Passion for news and commentary 

Preferred:

  • Minimum four 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 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to careers@project-syndicate.org.

Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.


Website Administrator

This position is responsible for the maintenance of the PS website and relevant subdomains. This includes managing the implementation of new features to maintain performance, drive monetization efforts, and ensure functionality and user experience are in line with organizational expectations.

In this capacity, the Website Administrator will advise on the overall architecture and functionality of the PS website, the organizational approach to readers and subscribers, and help inform tactics and strategies gleaned from the regular day-to-day to help improve user experience, grow our reach, and bottom line.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management and maintenance of the PS website
  • Oversight of new builds and features
  • Troubleshooting and ticketing of website problems
  • Responsible for creation and management of website push notifications, automated emails and notifications
  • Execution of onsite marketing campaigns
  • Advise on potential changes to products and processes based on user experience and data
  • Recommend and implement improvements to web-based admin systems
  • Assist in data collection infrastructure, reporting, and analysis

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, design, communications, or related fields
  • Minimum three years of experience in a similar capacity
  • Experienced user of HTML/CSS/CMS systems
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Familiar with current web standards
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Professional proficiency in English 

Preferred:

  • Passion for news and current affairs
  • Knowledge and understanding of SEO optimization
  • Fluent in website analytics tools and reporting dashboards

Additional Information:

  • Full-time position
  • Competitive salary
  • Dynamic organization 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to careers@project-syndicate.org.

Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.


E-Commerce Specialist

The E-Commerce Specialist at Project Syndicate is tasked with helping to grow our subscriber base by conceiving, executing, and optimizing digital marketing and sales campaigns through data analysis and iteration. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of a cross-channel digital revenue strategy (mainly email marketing and on-site messaging), working closely with the Marketing team and senior leadership to increase a growing revenue stream.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of current trends in e-commerce and, ideally, news media content monetization, and how they impact business strategies. 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:

  • Develop, test, and execute an ongoing, dynamic, and cohesive strategy for driving new subscription growth and digital revenue, focusing on audience acquisition, subscriber retention, funnel optimization, and paywall strategy
  • Formulate and implement onsite messaging and email marketing campaigns for the key business drivers above
  • Devise and execute A/B testing to optimize campaigns
  • Shape messaging assets (visual and text)
  • Collect and analyze data from a variety of sources to develop actionable insights and adjust strategy accordingly
  • Understand and leverage the capabilities of our CMS's messaging system

Key Skills/Experience (required):

  • 2+ years of experience in an e-commerce role and/or news media in a business capacity
  • Passion for the news and current events
  • Demonstrated track record of generating new business through digital platforms
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience working with a number of digital marketing and data management technologies (such as Shopify, MailChimp, Tableau, OptinMonster, TrustPulse, and Google Merchant Center)
  • Desire to function as a strategic marketer and also orchestrate tactical components of marketing campaigns
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop or Illustrator
  • 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

Key Skills/Experience (preferred):

  • 1-3 years of experience in digital sales within the media or e-commerce industries
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing sales strategies
  • 1+ years conducting/analyzing/presenting market research
  • 1+ years in a strategic role developing and implementing revenue-generating strategies
  • SEO and PPC experience

Additional Information:

  • Full-time position
  • Competitive salary
  • Dynamic organization 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to careers@project-syndicate.org.

Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.

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    The Logic of Effective Climate Action

    Barry Eichengreen

    The starting point for addressing climate change, economists agree, is a tax on carbon. But while the resulting reduction in emissions would benefit virtually everyone on the planet, those who bear a disproportionate share of the costs will mobilize in opposition – that is, unless they are given a reason not to.

    argues that the best way to overcome organized resistance to a carbon tax is to buy it off.
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