This is a new role, designed to add increased focus to our communications about Cebr’s profile and output, in order to help win new business. You would be adding value to the work of the whole team of economists, and work closely with our existing Head of Client Relations.
Cebr is looking for a Media and Communications Associate to lead on press, digital marketing and boost business development.
The role will involve arranging media interviews for team members, sending out Cebr reports and keeping tabs on our upcoming releases so that we can promote our research with our media contacts and through our online channels. You will also monitor and build a network of media contacts and maintain our press list.
Cebr regularly releases high-profile reports most of which we aim to promote across our website and social media platforms. You will also be responsible for daily upkeep of the website and social media profiles to keep them fresh and showing our most recent material.
A significant proportion of time will be spent working with the Head of Client Relations to develop and implement BD strategies. As you become more confident with the work, there will also be an opportunity for reaching out to past and prospective clients directly to seek new business.
The Associate will also be asked to perform administrative tasks relating to all aspects of the role.
First and foremost you need to be a great communicator, on the phone, via email and hopefully soon in person! You’ll need to be efficient and happy to work quickly to get things organised both internally and externally. An understanding of the work we do will be important, but knowledge of economics or a degree in the field is not required. Experience using social media or looking after a website in a commercial context will be helpful, as well as experience writing marketing material. We will offer guidance but much of the role will require independent work and we’ll be looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude who can bring some fresh marketing ideas to the company.
We have in mind someone who graduated recently, ideally with a pure Economics degree at Bachelor or Masters level, or who has been working as an economist for less than three years.
There are five broad elements to the job.
The main role will involve providing economics solutions to clients’ problems. The projects we work on vary widely, across microeconomics, transport economics and macroeconomics.
Economists would aim to progress to develop responsibilities along the following lines fairly quickly, depending on the projects available and their workload and aptitude:
Progression is achieved on merit and depending on business considerations. Senior economists are expected to have substantial competence in, and a track record of, quantitative economic analysis and writing reports using a variety of data, and manipulation of large datasets.
If you wish to join our friendly team of academically strong client-facing economic consultants, then you will need to convince us that you have at least:
If you are interested in joining the team please get in touch. Send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, also noting whether you are eligible to work in UK.
Competitive salary plus a generous bonus system which pays on both ‘sales’ and ‘delivery’ of work. Auto-enrolment in the People’s Pension.