North America Analyst
We are seeking a highly qualified candidate to join our Oxford-based team delivering authoritative, timely and actionable macro risk analysis to clients in government, NGOs, multinational corporations and the financial sector. While the position requires a particular knowledge of the United States, the remit includes Canada and some international institutions and transnational themes.
The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing our macro risk coverage of the political, economic, security, military and institutional issues facing the region and its countries as part of a three-person Americas desk.
In this role, you will:
• commission, edit and write analysis of the region and its countries for our flagship daily subscription publication, the Daily Brief, working with our network of expert external contributors from the world’s leading universities and research institutions.
You will also be required to:
• brief clients in conference calls and in person;
• help manage and develop the contributor network for your region;
• represent the firm at external events and with print and broadcast media; and
• contribute your regional expertise to the firm’s other macro risk products and services.
You will have:
• demonstrable ability to interpret complex developments in an international context for specialist and non-specialist audiences of strategists, policymakers and investors;
• an academic or working background relating to contemporary North America;
• a post-graduate degree in a relevant field such as international relations, political science or economics;
• a track record of commissioning and editing macro risk analysis, preferably in the context of daily publishing;
• an aptitude for editing and writing with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced and collaborative professional working environment;
• comfort with developing strong working relationships with senior scholars and other specialists;
• excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, with experience in briefing clients, public speaking and talking to the media preferred;
• high levels of integrity and initiative; and
• an abiding passion for world affairs.
The successful applicant will report to the Director of Analysis and be supervised day-to-day by the Head of the Americas Desk.
Please post your CV and a cover letter including details of current remuneration, when you would be available to start and the status of your right to work in the United Kingdom.
You may be asked to take a timed written test prior to any interview.
Closing date: January 12, 2018.