Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network working to build a better Economics in society and the classroom. We started as a student movement in 2012 and have since grown to become a registered charity with a staff team. RWe're undertaking an exciting transition process in which we are developing and expanding the future of the organisation.
Over the coming year we are promoting our latest book on the lack of diversity in Economics, redeveloping our website and visual communications and building a spokesperson network of student economists that will promote Rethinking Economics in the UK.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for a dynamic communications professional who can contribute to the ongoing improvements to Rethinking Economics’ output through various channels including newsletters, blogs, social media, website and events. You will help us develop our external messaging and assist in managing internal systems such as a CRM. You will also support the successful delivery of events, including live streaming.
You will have a keen eye for effective communication tools, and you will be passionate about keeping up-to-date with sector trends and have solid knowledge of best practice.
You don’t need an economics degree to apply but you should have an awareness of issues related to economics and the university education sector. You do not need lots of qualifications or years of experience in everything listed below but you should be able to demonstrate your training and experience in the areas of communications, digital marketing, journalism or PR that make you a great candidate for the role.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work. And we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation. We want to bring greater diversity to our team and we’re keen to hear what you think you’ll bring from your own background and experience (beyond your professional skills and knowledge).
Terms & Conditions
Reporting to: Senior Communications Manager
Starting salary: £24,988-£26,022 pro rata per annum on the basis of an offer by the organisation which cannot be negotiated
Start date: As soon as possible / negotiable
Contract type: 12 months part time role (with a view to becoming permanent)
- Statutory pension of 5% matched
- 31 days’ holiday pro-rata (including UK Bank Holidays) in addition to a winter break over two weeks during Christmas and New Year
- Access to bespoke economics education
- Person centred training opportunities
- Yearly review of salary taking account of cost-of-living increases
- Work from Home Allowance
Hours: 14-21 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will sometimes be necessary, for which time off in-lieu can be claimed. We support flexible working across the whole team.
Location: Remote. The role involves occasional international travel.
Purpose of the Role
To support the external communications for the organisation, ensuring that Rethinking Economics remains relevant and responsive to the needs of the network. To support the organisations delivery of events, with a focus on digital support.
Main Areas of Responsibility (with support from Senior Communications Manager)
Oversee the RE newsletter
Oversee the RE blog
Monitor and respond to general queries and press enquiries
Assist in developing RE’s social media presence
Schedule social posts promoting RE International and monitor post requests from RE groups
Assisting with events and campaigns promotion especially the launch of new RE books – Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations and Economy Studies
Supporting Senior Manager to implement and maintain systems including a CRM, Website CMS
Developing and maintaining external communications
Reviewing website content
Where relevant, recruitment of and liaison with students, writers, designers and video editors for content creation
Promotion and amplification of a diverse range of voices within our network
Key Skills and Experience
An interest in and understanding of Economics.
Ability to craft credible communications about economics and issues in university education.
Experience in digital marketing, communications, journalism, PR or similar role.
Experience writing newsletters, managing blogs, writing for various social media platforms.
Experience of growing an organisation’s media presence and maintaining its reputation.
Proven written English skills with ability to explain ideas in a clear and compelling way.
Experience of a range of digital platforms (E.g. Mailchimp, WordPress, CRMs or equivalent systems)
Ability to proactively spot and exploit relevant comms opportunities
Commitment to RE’s Values of Justice & Fairness, Diversity & Inclusion and Collaboration.
Ability to adapt to a constantly evolving environment and a movement that is growing
Self-reflective, willing to listen and consider other points of view.
Ambitious, dynamic and energetic, constantly reflecting on RE’s effectiveness and seeking ways to improve our impact.
A critical and strategic thinker, able to both see the big picture and have an eye for detail.
Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences. Adapting communication style as necessary and targeting communications to ensure that information is understood and has influence.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different teams on projects or initiatives.
Use initiative and creativity to solve problems.
Ability to work independently under self-direction whilst also knowing when to check back in with others on contentious issues.
Study or previous work experience in economics.
An interest in alternative / pluralist economics.
Knowledge of SEO principles.
Experience of hosting or managing webinars and online events using platforms like Zoom.
Experience cultivating media and journalist relationships.
Languages including Spanish, French, German would be highly desirable.
Experience of working with international volunteer organisers.
Familiarity with graphic design and video editing would be advantageous.
How to Apply
Please apply before the closing deadline of 1st June 2022.
We will anonymise all applications for the recruitment panel.
Interviews will be held over zoom on 8th June so please hold this date.
Please note, we will ask for your CV but we will only use your application form to shortlist, so please give as full an answer as possible.
At interview stage we will review your CV before we interview you.
At interview we may ask you to do a presentation or an activity as well as the interview session.
Interviews will be online via zoom. You’ll need a camera, microphone and stable internet connection. Please let us know if this will be difficult. If you have any queries or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us via recruitment [at] rethinkeconomics [dot] org
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.