Junior Economist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Barcelona

Role Description
Based in Barcelona, Spain, FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic intelligence reports and data solutions for senior executives in multinational companies and governmental organizations. We are expanding our operations and are therefore looking for a full-time junior economist. Our research team finds and analyzes a continuous stream of economic news and summarizes the findings for our clients. In addition, economic researchers maintain and update our internal database of economic forecasts, covering more than 200 countries worldwide.

The candidate should have finished a degree in economics and should have a very good knowledge of macroeconomics. The position requires excellent writing and communication skills in English (native level). Experience in journalism / report writing is a strong asset for this position. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Good analytical skills are important and first professional experiences are a plus. The candidate must have solid background of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel. Basic knowledge of database software (Access, MySQL, etc.) and/or basic macro-programming (VBA) are a plus.
•    Keep abreast of current economic and political developments in countries and commodity markets via news, research papers and statistical updates. 
•    Ensure timely written coverage of country economic indicators.
•    Write insightful country and commodities bullets following the FocusEconomics style guidelines.
•    Write more complex and longer country content as and when required, with limited assistance from other Economists and their Team Leader.  
•    Ensure the quality of our panelists’ forecasts.
•    Validate historical economic data for countries, highlighting any room for improvement in this historical data and fixing any gap or error.
•    Revision of other economists’ written work, country forecasts, historical country data and PDF reports.
•    Respond to panelist and client questions and requests.
•    Assist the Team Leader and other economists with ad-hoc tasks as and when required.

•    Degree in economics with focus on macroeconomics or international economics
•    Solid background in macroeconomics
•    Knowledge of current economic debates relevant to decision makers in business and government
•    Passion for the English language and ability to craft clear, concise and factually accurate writing 
•    Well-developed sense of teamwork
•    Great attention to detail 
•    Extremely organized and willing to complete routine administrative tasks 
•    Able to meet tight deadlines and juggle competing priorities 
•    Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of economic theories
•    Ability to write reports covering economic developments
•    Ability to determine data interrelationships
•    Ability to analyze and interpret economic data requests
•    Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports

Our Offer
•    Full time position (40 hours per week)
•    Flexible working hours
•    Hybrid work model
•    International, friendly and dynamic work environment in central Barcelona
Please note that this position is only available for candidates fully proficient in English and with a valid EU working permit. Currently residing in Barcelona and immediate availability will be a plus.

About us
Based in Barcelona, Spain, FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic intelligence via reports, data solutions and a business intelligence platform. Our clients are senior executives in multinational and national companies, governmental organizations and think tanks. In order to provide our clients with the latest economic forecasts from a variety of sources, FocusEconomics maintains an extensive global network of analysts at the world’s leading economic research teams in international investment banks, think tanks, consultancies and national banks around the world.

FocusEconomics'  team of more than 40 economists, data analysts and other professionals is based  in Spain. Our team includes people of a variety of nationalities who have  lived, worked and studied around the world. This international group of  talented people makes it possible for us to support our clients every day,  providing reliable and unbiased macroeconomic intelligence.

FocusEconomics is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or any other basis.
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