Overview

The Atlantic Council seeks an engaging and experienced individual with proven writing, editing, research, and organizational skills to serve as Research Assistant housed within the Europe Center. This candidate will work with Senior Fellow Ben Judah on anti-corruption, anti-offshore, anti-tax evasion and anti-money laundering initiatives and their international dimensions, with a particular focus on the EU and the UK, as well as on other programming related to the Europe Center’s activities on a case-by-case basis.

The successful candidate will be a highly capable self-starter with a demonstrated aptitude for analytical thinking, superior writing, effective editing, and communication skills. They must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment while managing multiple projects as a member of a solutions-oriented and high-impact Europe Center team.

The position requires excellent communication, administrative and organizational skills. The Europe Center seeks individuals who have international experience and are comfortable working in an international and diverse environment.

Responsibilities

  • Support Europe Center Senior Fellow Ben Judah in conducting research for the center on projects as assigned. This can include researching popular and academic sources, taking notes in meetings, transcribing or summarizing events and broadcasts, writing rough drafts of articles or sections of reports, identifying thought leaders, and conducting background research in support of events and publications.
  • Follow the research, writing, and output of the Europe Center, the transatlantic expert community as a whole,  and our other programs and centers on anti-corruption, anti-offshore, anti-tax evasion, and anti-money laundering initiatives and their international dimensions, with a particular focus on the EU and the UK, as well as on other programming related to the Europe Center’s activities on a case-by-case basis.
  • Post updates to the Atlantic Council website and related social media accounts.
  • Ensure the publishing of high-quality, copy-edited work products and rapidly address any problems that may arise.
  • Create and edit videos for the center on a project basis.
  • Review content prior to posting to ensure that content has been copyedited/proofread, is complete, and that links and content are functional etc.
  • Plan and write original content as well as collaborate on pieces for publication and production based on the center’s agenda.
  • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations for research and web/social content based on the interrelationship of topics that you are researching as well as what is in development at the center.
  • Strategize the kinds of outputs that would work best, given research, topic, audience, and proposing and executing on ways that content can be repackaged/scaled.
  • Collect information meta-data about events, including high-level summaries, who participated, ideas emerging out of each of our events, and how each event connects to the overarching Center Strategy.
  • Communicate proactively about priorities and workload.
  • Attend Editorial and Communications meetings.
  • Supplement or provide PA support where needed e.g., on events, production of videos.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, international relations, business or related fields;
  • Minimum of two years of editorial experience with significant engagement and experience on digital and social media platforms;
  • Ability to take on research assignments and to write and edit quickly, clearly, and with minimal supervision against a deadline;
  • Positive, flexible, get-it-done attitude and ability to multitask in an often-changing environment, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and within teams across the organization;
  • Technical skills in social media, HTML and web expertise, layout design, basic data management, visualization, and analysis;
  • Strong communications skills
  • Goal-oriented

About the Program

Europe Center

Providing expertise and building communities to promote transatlantic leadership and a strong Europe in turbulent times.

The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. #strongwithallies