Communications manager

We invite applications for a Communications Manager (CM) position.

Employment status: Full-time

Supervisor: General Manager and Co-Directors

Duration of the contract: Permanent position (CDI)

Location: Paris, France

Starting date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Competitive and based on candidates’ CV. The prospective employee will benefit from the social benefits in place at PSE, i.e. health insurance, 50% of the cost of public transportation and restaurant vouchers.



The main activities of the position will be:

  • Developing and implementing the WIL’s communication and press relations strategy:

– Developing of annual communication plans
– Management of press relations policy, including promotion of publications and regular contact with journalists
– Updating media lists, maintaining and developing relationships with journalists, responding to and following-up on interview requests
– Creating and sending quarterly newsletters
– Organizing media training workshops for the research team
– Drafting yearly activity reports in coordination with the general manager
– Spokesperson for the laboratory, in addition to the research team

  • Developing and updating the WIL’s websites and digital strategy

– Managing the WIL and WID websites
– Editing and proofreading articles prior to publication, coordinating the editing and editing process with external providers
– Continuous improvement of the user experience of the websites
– Content creation for social media (dataviz, videos, gifs)

  • Ensuring the internal communication component within the WIL

– The candidate manages the internal communication of the Laboratory (team information, meetings, etc.) in coordination with the general manager.
– The candidate may be solicited to schedule meetings, book rooms, welcome newcomers, both administratively and logistically, depending on the workload of the general manager.

  • Organizing of external WIL events, including equality debates and academic conferences

– Sending out invitations and disseminating onto social media
– Dissemination of the event within the academic sphere
– Logistical set-up of the event, in coordination with the central PSE team.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Communication, with a strong interest in human and social sciences (public policy, economics…) Less qualified candidates with relevant experiences are also encouraged to apply.
  • Fluent English (working language), very good command of French.
  • Writing skills in both languages.
  • High degree of organization and thoroughness.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with others.
  • Experience in communicating on the internet and social networks.
  • Sense of institutional relations, diplomacy, ability to evolve in an international and multi-partner environment.
  • Dynamism, team spirit, interest in the world of research and inequality issues.


Your application is to be sent electronically to the following address, while specifying “Application – Communications Manager” in the subject line.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis according to the applications received.  Applications should be written in English and include a CV and a cover letter.

In their cover letter, candidates are invited to describe their interest in social and inequality issues (for example, by describing their current or past commitments or activities related to the subject).

The WIL is an equal opportunity employer. All our positions are open to people with disabilities.


The World Inequality (WIL) is research laboratory focusing on the study of inequality worldwide. The WIL hosts the World Inequality Database, the most extensive public database on global inequality dynamics. The core missions of the WIL are the extension of the World Inequality Database, the publication of working papers, reports and methodological handbooks on the different facets of socio-economic inequality and the dissemination of research findings in academia and in the media. The WIL regroups about twenty researchers and professionals based at the Paris School of Economics and coordinates a network of over 100 scholars affiliated to the World Inequality Database. The WIL is hosted by the Paris School of Economics.

PSE – Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, PhD, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers to attain its goal of excellence: it brings together universities and grandes écoles, promotes exchanges between economics and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.


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