Staff Writer/Researcher


Are you a writer or journalist with a creative flair and an interest in international affairs? Do you think it's more important than ever to help the public understand the dizzying political changes occurring in the world today? Can you trace the effects of those global events through to people's daily lives?

Then you are a good candidate to be a staff writer and researcher at GZERO Media, a new digital media company aiming to make global affairs engaging and relevant to a broad audience.

In this role, you'll be responsible for:

writing 350-450 word explanatory and stylistically engaging stories on global events, daily, both for web and for our flagship global affairs newsletter, Signal.

Copy editing 3-4 pieces daily

Conducting both primary and secondary research for multimedia features that GZERO Media produces

developing your own longer-form written or multimedia features over time

Requirements:

At least 3 years experience as a journalist or analyst covering international affairs

Clear, engaging prose (no wonky stuff and no jargon – if you use "ask" as a noun, don't apply)

Strong grasp of how to source and present data to support the narrative of your stories.

Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines consistently

Regional expertise in at least one major global region outside of North America

MA in International Affairs or journalism a plus

Comfort with, and interest in, doing on-camera interviews

Authorization to work in the United States

This position will be based in New York, NY. Our offices are located in the heart of the Flatiron District.

GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk analysis firm. Our coverage takes many forms – print, digital media and broadcast television. Find us at gzeromedia.com.

Perks of working at GZERO Media:

Be a part of an exciting, fast-growing media venture centered around the analysis and explanation of international politics.

The opportunity to work with a talented and entrepreneurial team in a global environment.

Flexible work environment, with contemporary offices located in New York (Flatiron), DC (DuPont Circle) and London (Clerkenwell).

PTO bank of 23 days, 10 paid holidays and 2 summer Fridays.

A strong belief in work-life balance.

Competitive salary plus incentive compensation plan.

Rich benefits package – The firm contributes 82-90% to medical and dental premiums, 100% employer-paid LTD, STD and life insurance, 401(k) plus fully vested employer match and pre-tax commuter benefits.

Business casual dress code.

Eurasia Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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They can stop wondering. Africa is now in the grip of a COVID emergency.

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Ian Bremmer's Quick Take:

Hi, everybody. Ian Bremmer here. Hope you're having a good week. I wanted to kick it off by talking about vaccines. We all know the recent spike in cases and even hospitalizations that we have experienced in this country over the past couple of weeks. It looks like that's going to continue. It is overwhelmingly because of Delta variant. The hospitalizations and deaths are overwhelmingly because too many people are un-vaccinated.

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Watch the episode: Predictable disaster and the surprising history of shocks

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Listen: Stanford historian Niall Ferguson joins Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast to talk about the geopolitics of disaster. Throughout human history we seem to be unable to adequately prepare for catastrophes (natural or human-caused) before they strike. Why is that? And as we emerge from the greatest calamity of our lifetimes in the COVID-19 pandemic and look to the plethora of crises that climate change has and will cause, what can we do to lessen the blow?

Subscribe to the GZERO World Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or your preferred podcast platform to receive new episodes as soon as they're published.

Get insights on the latest news in US politics from Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington:

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