One of the world's leading futurists is looking for a talented researcher/ writer to compile information on what is happening in futures and foresight globally. This will include giving an overview of activities in government and cities futures programs, in tertiary education foresight programs, and futures-related associations. It could also include broader views of the impact of futures and futurists on society, through science-fiction novels and films and the work of prominent futurists.
This is primarily a research project, some of which is quite data-oriented as well as in synthesizing content, however the successful candidate will also be able write extremely well to briefly describe the findings.
We will likely trial more than one candidate. If we find the right person for the role there should be ongoing work, not just in future-oriented research but also in related domains such as researching and writing about technology development.
The successful candidate will be passionate about this topic and this work.
Candidates who are able to do voice calls during 9am - 6pm Sydney time will be strongly favored.
NOTE that this has been put in the Academic Writing and Research category NOT because this is a good description of the job, but there are no better categories on Upwork. We are looking for the rigor of someone who is academically trained, but we need someone who can write in an engaging and certainly non-academic style. Candidates who are excellent writers and intelligent will be very good candidates as they could quickly grasp the research component.
Less than 30 hrs/week
More than 3 months3+ monthsProject LengthDuration
I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers