• Thought Leadership Editor

    Job Locations United States-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-6017
    Function
    Editor
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

     

    Our content marketing business produces high quality editorial content for a wide range of global corporate, government, and non-profit clients. Our editorial team comprises editors with four levels of expertise in areas including general editorial skills, client management, research methodologies, collaboration, and management.

    Currently, The Economist Group is seeking a Thought Leadership Editor in our New York City office. In this essential role you will manage research projects, clients and freelancers, ensuring all content is high quality and meets our editorial guidelines and standards.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

     

    • Develop content across formats (including text, graphic, video)
    • Develop proposals in collaboration with colleagues across the group, with a focus on developing distinctive ideas and deliverables that meet the client's needs and our business guidelines
    • Develop and build long-term relationships with clients
    • Understand research methodologies and develop expertise in one or more of a range of areas, including healthcare, financial services, sustainability and technology. More broadly, an expertise with global business concerns and trends.
    • Oversee freelance writers and editors to draft content that meet our editorial guidelines and standards

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

     

    • Editorial expertise across formats (including text, graphic, video) as well as skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Illustrator
    • Clear ability to weave data, interviews and other research together into compelling content across formats; clear ability to suggest the right formats to make various types of content engaging for various audiences
    • Project management skills, including project team management, client/stakeholder management skills
    • Strong ability to collaborate with strong time management skills
    • Some familiarity with common research methodologies
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the full range of stakeholders, internal and external

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