ProMarket is the digital publication of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. ProMarket discusses, analyzes, and debates issues connected to the field of political economy, such as police reform, Section 230, the Covid-19 economy, the political power of Big Tech, and the history of economic thought. ProMarket has published over 1,000 articles by more than 500 contributors: economists, Nobel laureates, legal scholars, industry experts, historians, policymakers, and journalists.
Building on its previous success, ProMarket is shifting in format and approach to emphasize its role as the academic forum and ongoing conference of the Stigler Center by developing a platform that fosters an active community of political economy scholars. In doing this, ProMarket will continue to leverage its strengths (brand, contributors, topics, analytical rigor, and programming), while striving to remain accessible to audiences beyond academia.
The Managing Director will direct the shift and future growth of the center. The Managing Editor will have editorial responsibility for content published and for maintaining the publication’s ideologically neutrality. Along with Stigler Center leadership, the Managing Editor will also be responsible for fostering a growing and diverse network of scholars, partners, and potential supporters.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Full editorial and management responsibility for the content published on ProMarket, including implementation of ProMarket’s long-term strategy
• Prepare the editorial plan of all content in conjunction with other staff members and the Editorial Board
• Identify, recruit, and maintain relationships with academics and other experts as contributors to ProMarket.
• Assist in preparation and editing of posts in conjunction with Writer/Editor and freelancers
• Enhance and manage media relationships to grow ProMarket’s brand and visibility;
• Promote ProMarket/Stigler Center externally by raising its profile, moderating panels at events, representing ProMarket at industry events/conferences, etc.
• Supervise work of Writer/Editor, assign writing tasks, guidance, and editing of posts
• Along with Writer/Editor, provide coverage of Stigler Center events/conferences, working papers, initiatives
• Manage freelancers and other operational/administrative support for ProMarket, in cooperation with the Associate Director for Operations
• Coordinate content across all Comms channels with the Communications Manager; monitor traffic trends
• Manage relationships with ProMarket Editorial and Advisory Board
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; graduate degree highly preferred
2. 7+ years of experience in either academic editing, opinion editing, writing, or publishing
3. Experience with a variety of writing styles/mediums (i.e., profiles, high-level interviews, web copy, emails, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) as well as research, proofreading, fact-checking, and reporting on a deadline
4. Solid knowledge of web analytics
5. Ability to write clear, accurate, engaging headlines with SEO best practices
6. Excellent organizational, communication, and relationship management skills
7. Ability to multi-task, work effectively and independently, produce a high volume of work on deadlines, and collaborate in a team environment
8. Knowledge of Adobe Suite and WordPress (preferred)
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