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Wanted: a new economics writer

The Economist is looking to hire an international economics correspondent, ideally based at first in London. Journalistic experience is not necessary. The ability to write clearly and entertainingly is crucial. So is a thorough understanding of economics—including current-account and sovereign-debt crises—and an ability to work with data.

The writer will be responsible for coverage of global trade; stresses in poor- and middle-income countries; and the intersection of economics and geopolitics. All beats at The Economist are somewhat malleable according to the skills and interests of the writer. The correspondent will frequently collaborate with country correspondents and the rest of the economics team where responsibilities overlap. They will be expected to appear on podcasts and films and at Economist events.

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