Editorial Researcher - Economics and Business

at The Conversation US

The Editorial Researcher will primarily assist the work of our Economy and Business editor but will also support other editors at the Conversation US by:

  • Gathering and analyzing information to identify potential academic authors for particular story ideas
  • Identifying new economic and business research going on at universities that would make interesting stories for our readers
  • Working with new faculty authors, explaining our style guidelines and assisting their efforts in writing pieces
  • Researching photo, illustration and data presentation options for articles
  • Fact-checking articles
  • Helping maintain the organization's database of contributors
  • Contributing to the organization's upcoming news anniversary and events planner
  • Assisting in managing the process of publishing our daily newsletter

This role would suit a recent university journalism or business/economics graduate with some experience in newsgathering, identifying academic sources and, ideally, in photojournalism.


The successful applicant should have some experience working in a news-gathering organization and have a strong interest in improving the public discourse by helping The Conversation publish in-depth and evidence-based news analysis and commentary. In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to legally work in the US
  • Demonstrable skills in gathering and assessing information from various sources, including the ability to identify academic experts to write on specific topics, primarily in the area of business and economics
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity using database management systems
  • Demonstrable knowledge of business and economic issues
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative team
  • Care and attention to detail
  • Experience in online production
  • Some prior experience editing is a plus

This job is based in in The Conversation US newsroom in downtown Brooklyn, NY.

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