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 Institute of Economic Affairs

The IEA is currently hiring for two roles: a Digital Officer and a Graphic Designer. Job descriptions, requirements, and details on how to apply can be found below.

We also offer several internship positions throughout the year; you can find out more about them here.

 

Title:  Digital Officer 

The Institute of Economic Affairs seeks to recruit a Digital Officer who will edit and update the IEA's website and manage the IEA's social media platforms. The role reports to the News Editor

Below represents the range of duties that may be asked of the person selected for this role.  We are committed to hiring the best talent available and as such welcome all applicants regardless of experience level—we will tailor the specific duties to suit the right candidate. 

If you are passionate about free markets, are excellent at digital communications and enjoy working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment, we hope you will consider this role. 

Role:

To run the IEA’s social media accounts; to create content and update the IEA’s digital platforms, including our website and YouTube channel. 

Key Duties:

* Editing and updating the IEA’s website daily and in some cases hourly. This includes:  

* Updating home page content with most recent news (includes rapid response, forward planning) 

* Editing and uploading a variety of content to the website (includes old and new material, written content, images, video) 

* Creating original content for the website (written/video) 

* Overseeing changes made by other staff to sub-sections of the website 

* Running the IEA social media accounts and YouTube account. This includes: 

* Creating, writing, editing and uploading content across all social media channels  

* Managing our social media presence day-to-day 

* Creating and managing online campaigns for IEA publications, videos, events, etc. 

* Increasing the IEA’s social media following 

* Coordinating with the Communications team and Programmes team re digital updates 

* Assisting the News Editor to review, revise, and execute a social media marketing strategy  

* Writing, editing and illustrating IEA e-newsletters and e-updates 

* Overseeing all digital aspects of events (filming, live streaming, social media) 

* As with all employees, a willingness to be flexible and versatile and take on additional tasks and responsibilities when appropriate 

* All members of the IEA’s digital team are expected to contribute to ieaTV; this includes learning how to create, film, edit, and produce short videos 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Essential:

* Proven writing skills 

* Thorough understanding of digital communication techniques 

* Proven social media / e-communications skills 

* Willing to work flexible and sometimes unsocial hours 

* A strong sense of creativity 

* Superior organisational skills and attention to detail; an unwavering commitment to meeting deadlines 

* Entrepreneurial and solution-focused; thrives on challenges while remaining calm under pressure; willingness and ability to learn quickly  

* An strong understanding of the IEA's mission 

* A commitment to (and an understanding of) the principles of free market economics  

Desired:

* Previous experience in website management 

* An understanding of software tools such as Google Analytics 

Compensation:

This is a junior-level position. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The IEA provides exceptional benefits to all employees, including 25 days’ paid leave per annum, a personal pension which matches up to 5% of salary, private medical insurance, critical illness and death in service coverage and flexible working hours. 

Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter to iea@iea.org.uk with attention to Kate Andrews, News Editor.  Your cover letter should express how you learned about the position, your qualifications for the role, and your interest in the IEA mission. No phone calls, please. 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.   

Applications close on: 3rd  June, 2016

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Title:  Graphic Designer

The Institute of Economic Affairs is looking to recruit a Graphic Designer to provide graphics for various IEA departments. The role reports to the News Editor

Below represents the range of duties that may be asked of the person selected for this role.  We are committed to hiring the best talent available and as such welcome all applicants regardless of experience level. 

If you are passionate about creating material that promotes free markets, are a stellar designer and enjoy working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment, we hope you will consider this role. 

Role:

To create various forms of graphic design for the IEA (including print, digital, and video), and to provide design support across IEA departments. 

Key Duties: 

* Creating graphics for: ieaTV, website, publications, events, newsletter, social media (infographics)  

* Coming up with design concepts that fit department needs 

* Creating final designs, working to deadline 

* Amending designs according to feedback 

* Proofreading and preparing designs to be sent to print / shared online 

* As with all employees, a willingness to be flexible and versatile and take on additional tasks and responsibilities when appropriate 

* All members of the IEA's digital team are expected to contribute to ieaTV; this includes learning how to create, film, edit, and produce short videos.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Essential:  

* Proven graphic design skills 

* Thorough understanding of digital communication techniques and e-communications skills 

* A strong visual sense / strong sense of creativity  

* The ability to grasp department needs and work with staff members 

* The ability to balance work on several projects at a time 

* Willingness to work flexible and sometimes unsociable hours 

* Superior organisational skills and attention to detail; an unwavering commitment to meeting deadlines 

* Entrepreneurial and solution-focused; thrives on challenges while remaining calm under pressure; willingness and ability to learn quickly  

* An strong understanding of the IEA's mission 

* A commitment to (and an understanding of) the principles of free market economics 

Desired: 

* 1-2 years’ work experience in graphic design  

* Proven animation skills  

Compensation:

This is a junior-level position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The IEA provides exceptional benefits to all employees, including a personal pension which matches up to 5% of salary, death in service, critical illness, group income protection, private medical insurance coverage, flexible working hours and 25 days paid leave per annum. 

Apply: 

Qualified candidates should submit a CVcover letter, and portfolio to iea@iea.org.uk with attention to Kate Andrews, News Editor.  Your cover letter should express how you learned about the position, your qualifications for the role, and your interest in the IEA mission. No phone calls, please. 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.   

Applications close on: 3rd June, 2016

 

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