About Geopolitical Futures
Geopolitical Futures is an online publication dedicated to explaining and predicting the future course of the international system. We apply our proven methodology to make forecasts, highlight what’s important, provide insight into why it matters and what to expect next. Our publication is for readers from diverse backgrounds who are interested in better understanding international events.
At its core, geopolitics assumes that events are governed by impersonal forces and not by individual feeling or ideology. Geopolitical Futures does not prescribe policy. We strive to be objective, use neutral language and have the courage to state things we think are true based on our methods, regardless of public opinion.
- Collect and cull a constant stream of intelligence from open-source materials
- Provide time-sensitive reports on advancements or emergence of new geopolitical trends
- Construct country net assessments, global models and other foundational frameworks based of Geopolitical Futures’ methodology
- Compose forward-looking analysis
- Instigate and engage in group debates from an informed and well-founded position
- Conduct in-depth research across a wide spectrum of topics
- Bachelor’s degree
- Background in European history, political science and/or economics
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a related area
- Proficient in English and at least one other European language
- Ability to operate remotely
- Excellent writing and composition skills
- No citizenship requirements
Preferred skills, experience:
- Master’s degree in European studies, international relations and/or economics
- Study or other living experience in Europe
- Ability to quickly synthesize large amounts of information and produce detailed research with a sense of urgency
- Command of global affairs in addition to a deep understanding of European affairs, institutions and economy
- Strong analytic capabilities for working with both qualitative and quantitative data
- Experience in professional, non-academic writing
- Self-starter who can drive independent work projects
An application must include: a cover letter, CV or resume, and writing sample.
The writing sample should be 2,000 words or less and address a geopolitical topic. Samples can be articles published by other publications.
Geopolitical Futures has always been a remote company (even prior to the pandemic). We do not request staff members to relocate, but we do expect them to engage during business hours according to U.S. Central time regardless of what country they are in. The remote structure requires all members of the company to be proactive and clear with their communications.
Geopolitical Futures values the life of the mind and encourages intellectual debate. We are rigorously non-ideological. Our staff may have their personal beliefs, but they must check them at the door.