Economics Writer

StepStone Group Lebanon, NH
writer data writer journalism labor market advertising team writing research publishing programmatic launch education

Company Description

We’re one of Inc. Magazines Best Workplaces for 2021!

We’re the best at what we do. We’re the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising. With advanced technology, unmatched market data, and a team of the industry’s best recruitment marketers, Appcast’s technology and services manage over half a billion dollars in job advertising annually on behalf of more than 1,500 clients.

Job Description

Appcast is currently seeking an Economics Writer with a journalism background who has a strong desire to write and report about the U.S. labor market. As Appcast’s first Economics Writer, you’ll have the opportunity to partner with our economic intelligence team to launch a new insights and education program. You will get to write like a journalist for a wide audience. You will be tasked to engage critically and creatively with economic questions using your journalism and analytical skills. You are to be non-partisan but encouraged to cover public policy and politics in relation to the U.S. labor market. Your main objective is to write economic stories with actionable insights on topics relevant to recruiters and talent acquisition professionals.


As a leader in programmatic job advertising, Appcast offers a unique opportunity to further develop your career in writing and research. Your everyday focus is data-driven insights about the U.S. labor market, from employment and wage trends to long-term impacts from demographics and technology. Teaming with economists and analysts, the Economics Writer will author a regular newsletter and medium-length blog posts. The writer will have an opportunity to write long-form, feature-length profiles about the U.S. labor market. Editing and web publishing tasks are also an important part of the job.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Partner with Appcast’s lead Labor Economist to develop Appcast’s strategy to launch a new insights and education program. The goal is to tell stories from a world-class dataset
  • Become an expert at contextualizing the world of work and how it’s changing in the U.S. – how companies hire and how workers search for work, including technological and political impacts
  • Consult with members of the marketing and technology teams to discover stories with actionable insights on topics relevant to recruiters and talent acquisition professionals
  • In partnership with our web publishing and design teams, customize a Content Management System (CMS) for publishing a wide spectrum of commentary and research
  • Research and write short-form newsletter copy, as well as blog posts, whitepapers, and features
  • Edit copy from Appcast’s lead Labor Economist and members of the economics team
  • Opportunity to participate in producing content for a dedicated video channel and/or podcast
  • Create data visualizations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Some journalism experience (extensive collegiate experience accepted); Preference for journalism experience covering business or economics news
  • Experience communicating about data and statistics
  • Experience with data visualization (making line and bar charts in Excel is sufficient)
  • Clear and engaging writing ability – a writing sample is required

Additional Information

We have an amazing culture driven by great people. HQ in Lebanon, N.H. with offices in Boston, MA, New Brunswick, Canada and Minsk, Belarus, Appcast is a subsidiary of StepStone, one of the world’s largest job classified businesses, and a proud member of the Axel Springer SE family. To better understand our company culture, read Our Story and check out Working at Appcast on our website.

We take care of our employees. We are focused on being a place where smart, driven people of all backgrounds and experiences want to come to work and have opportunities to learn and grow. We pay our employees well and offer an exceptional, all-inclusive benefits package so that our employees can take care of their families and each other. We like to get together and have fun, we like to have great food and snacks in our offices, we like to volunteer and give back to our communities, and we like bringing dogs to our offices.


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