The Paulson Institute has an immediate opening for a Research Associate in our think tank, MacroPolo. Since its inception, the Paulson Institute’s MacroPolo has been focused on building a 21st-century think tank.

Our dedicated team of experts provides distinctive analytical products, insightful research products, and creative multimedia and digital content.  We focus on US-China and related global dynamics in the political economy, technology, and energy. Come join us to create original and impactful work.

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for generating content for MacroPolo’s newsletters and across its social media platforms, analyzing web analytics, and helping to shape content distribution and user growth strategies. You will build on MacroPolo’s existing work, explore innovative marketing content, and have a platform to publish your own work.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have strong writing, data analysis, and visualization skills, and a good nose for marketing complex content. You should also have some prior research experience, whether in a professional, academic, or policy setting. Equally important is being detail oriented, timely, and proactive, as well as being able to think creatively.

In addition to working collaboratively within the research team to conceptualize and execute projects, you should also be able to work independently. You will have a desire to develop specializations and seek to grow in your role.  Finally, you should feel comfortable operating in a collaborative, fast-paced, and performance-oriented culture.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Create and manage original and promotional content across social media platforms;
  • Create and distribute regular newsletter content;
  • Use data analytics and other tools to refine distribution strategy and target users;
  • Liaise with media and maintain the brand’s voice;
  • Conduct original and specialized research and publish work;
  • Build on and support the existing work of the research team.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or commensurate professional experience and authorization to work in the United States;
  • Excellent research skills, attention to detail, and the ability to write clearly and effectively in English;
  • Technical skills across web platforms, data analytics, and social media management required;
  • Demonstrated research experience in economics or political economy and the ability to conduct research in Chinese language and primary sources;
  • Creative thinking and the ability to execute on multiple projects, including multimedia and data visualizations.

The Paulson Institute offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Annie Cantara at No phone calls please.