Economist/Communications Specialist
Salary range $100,231 - $130,305
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
(U.S Department of Commerce)

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is seeking a dynamic individual who possesses a unique combination of skills as an economist and a communications specialist. This individual will become BEA s Editorial Program Manager, leading a team of editors in the development and dissemination of a variety of economic and related publications in electronic and print formats. The successful candidate will also perform as Editor-in-Chief for the Survey of Current Business, BEA's monthly journal of record that presents summary estimates and analyses of U.S. economic activity.

Duties include meeting with authors and BEA program area officials to plan articles with relevant economic content and to design an effective presentation, working with BEA s Senior Editor to resolve economic and/or content issues, advising authors on sound economic analytical content, offering suggestions for increased readability, and applying appropriate guidance to effect changes in current styles. The position oversees content development and schedules for BEA publications, ensuring compliance with appropriate deadlines for submission, review, and editing.

The successful candidate will collaborate with the Senior Editor, editorial staff, and BEA program economists in a manner that recognizes the importance of patience and diplomacy in the editorial process, while maintaining a high standard of content and style for BEA publications. Key position responsibilities are advising BEA's senior management on how to update publications to keep pace with new technologies of dissemination, and leading implementation of short and long-term strategies guiding BEA publicatiions. BEA promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA produces key economic indicators, such as the gross domestic product (GDP), personal income, and international transactions and investment estimates. Results from a 2003 survey show employees rank BEA among the top Federal work places. To learn more about BEA, visit our Web site at www.bea.gov

For more detailed information concerning qualifications and to apply, we encourage all interested candidates to visit the Department of Commerce COOL Web site, www.jobs.doc.gov, search for job listings under Bureau of Economic Analysis, and respond to announcement number BEA-04-131-AW. Applications must be received by June 1, 2004. U.S. Citizenship is required. Department of Commerce/BEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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