Political Analyst

New York, New York, United States /
Governance /
Full-time
Praxis is seeking world-class talent to build the city of the future. 

Today, new technology is giving us the opportunity to build better cities founded on shared values and community. In the 20th Century, cities were organized around labor markets. Now, we can work from our computers from anywhere. With this new freedom, we can leave work-centric cities and live with people who share our values. Praxis is leading this movement by building a new city organized around the value of vitality, to enable people to live healthier, more purposeful lives. We are supported on this mission by investors including Paradigm, Bedrock Capital, Fred Ersham, Joe Lonsdale, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Apollo Projects (Sam and Max Altman), Alameda Research (Sam Bankman-Fried), Three Arrows Capital, Balaji Srinivasan, Robot Ventures, and more.

We prioritize discovering top talent and cultivating a meritocratic culture because we believe hard work and earned skill are keys to success. If you want to tackle hard problems, work with amazing people, and build a better future for humanity by building new cities, consider joining us. Learn more.

The Political Analyst will be involved in various teams across Praxis, with initial focus on the site selection team. This person will report to and work closely with the Head of Host-Country Relations to help the company’s leadership understand the political and cultural environments and sensitivities of our target host-countries as well as develop adequate proposals and negotiation strategies. The Praxis leadership is meeting with potential host-country governments and private stakeholders on an increasingly regular basis, and this role will provide tactical support to all decisions.

Initial Responsibilities

    • Conduct rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis on international policy, politics, and economics
    • Uncover insights on key questions using a wide range of research methods, including unconventional ones
    • Prepare concise briefings, including on short notice
    • Prepare key materials for government and private stakeholder meetings
    • Contribute to the development of political proposals and negotiation strategies
    • Source and managing a pipeline of local information sources in multiple target countries
    • Track important global events and trends; delivering regular updates to leadership
    • Internal knowledge repository management

Requirements

    • Alignment with the Praxis mission and vision
    • Relevant experience includes, but not limited to, internationalization strategy, corporate intelligence, investigative journalism and research, professional services market research or industry analysis, or diplomatic service
    • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Ability to assess the reliability and trustworthiness of sources
    • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • Willingness to use unconventional methods to solve seemingly impossible problems
    • Ability to adapt to different cultures and understand them deeply
    • Ability to manage distributed teams
Praxis Team Benefits (for U.S. based employees) include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; monthly wellness stipend, and potential relocation support.