Organisation: Promoting Economic Pluralism
|Location||Richmond, London (West), SW14 7RW|
|Where the role is based||Mainly at home|
|Travel limit||Within 25 miles|
|Application deadline||26 May 2017|
|Opportunity type||Ongoing role|
PEP has put together a coalition of NGOs and Thinktanks to promote reform of economic institutions and systems leveraging off the various anniversaries of the 07/08 Crash to gain media exposure. This role to provide journalism support.
There is an urgent need to for new fairer and sustainable economic institutions even more so as the populist backlash grows with Brexit, Modi and Trump. The 10 years after the Crash anniversaries provide an opportunity to rally NGOs and think tanks to deliver a high impact international intervention over 18 months to develop a much wider movement for positive change. This needs to be high profile, engaging and diverse, demonstrating application of current ideas, to build a new social movement for economic reform to deliver both inclusive and sustainable economic systems and institutions.
PEP has already created this coalition and started to design a major week of engaging and inspiring events in London, around the UK and internationally, in the w/c ‘9/11’, 10 years after the failure of Northern Rock. This will be aimed to spark an global movement with international links already in place.
PEP's role is to coordinate this coalition and create a combined, coherent approach and narrative. Within that coalition, PEP will focus particularly on:
- creation of an international accreditation system backed by policy and business for pluralist economics courses, departments and consultancies;
- influencing university education management and policy to promote pluralist economics; and
- practical demonstration and engaging communication of the benefits of new economic approaches to policy, business and the wider public.
We have immediate need for some-one to provide journalism support:
- To edit articles for our magazine The Mint.
- To write up transcribed interviews for the Mint.
- To produce press releases and edit/support sundry blogs.
The Mint is currently a quarterly magazine and the next issue would need editing support in May/June.
- Copywriting / journalism
- Editing and writing skills in terms of creating an engaging narrative;
- Effective communication and collaboration skills
Nice to have
- Broad awareness of and interest in political-economic issues around the Crash, neo-liberalism, Brexit, Trump etc.
- Some understanding of the economics discipline
What impact the opportunity will have
The volunteer will have a major role in implementing a high impact campaign which could provide a new drive for reform of economic institutions (taxation, financial regulation, trade and investment rules etc) in the context of the failure of neo-liberal approaches as recognised by organisations such as the OECD.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
- The ability to make a real impact in an crucial area of policy;
- An opportunity to work with a range of dedicated, impassioned influencers;
- The provision of a crucial role for the success of this project.
Either in or out of office hours
5-10 days flexible over the 2 months prior to publishing.
see www.themintmagazine.com for the first issue.
Additional application instructions
See attached further details of the coalition, PEP, the week of events in Sept etc.