The Employment Policies Institute is looking for an economic analyst to join our award-winning team.
Founded in 1991, the Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment. Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits. EPI sponsors nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent economists at major universities around the country.
EPI offers non-stop adrenaline, a lucrative, merit-based compensation package, and the opportunity to make a creative impact on the public policy process.
- Daily monitoring, researching and analysis of major policy areas (including federal and state policies on minimum/living wage increases and benefit mandates, such as paid leave and employer-provided healthcare), with particular attention to the assessment of potential threats, future policy challenges, and opportunities to promote messages
- Analyzing data for in-house research projects, reviewing studies for publication, conducting background research and literature reviews on topics that affect the entry-level workforce, and communicating technical material to non-economists
- Producing persuasive written content for multiple audiences and outlets, including op-eds, talking points, blog/web/digital content, position papers, opposition research, donor memos and analysis, facts sheets, correspondence, etc.
- Coordinating with the communications team on promoting messages, ensuring accuracy, and fact checking
- Copy editing and related tasks
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, or a Bachelor’s degree in political science/government, communications, journalism, business or a related field coupled to a minor or concentration in economics
- One to two years+ of experience in producing written/research projects on deadline
- Experience in opposition research or a background in policy/research/advocacy organizations preferred (internships may count); experience in labor union research strongly preferred but not required
- A healthy skepticism of sacred cows, an inquisitive intellect and a good sense of humor
- Demonstrably strong writing and online research skills
- Experience writing/editing for multiple audiences
- Ability to work efficiently and effectively with little supervision; self-motivation
- Belief in free-markets and limited government and an interest in working on provocative public policy issues
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your strong philosophical interest in EPI and salary requirements
- A 700-800 word writing sample (preferably on an economic topic)
Please include “Economic Analyst, EPI– Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.