• Director, Economist Corporate Network, Beijing

    Job Locations China-Beijing
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    As the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.


    The Economist Corporate Network (ECN) is the briefing and networking service of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Through our members-only C-suite forums we help international firms understand the political, economic and business environments of the high-growth markets where they operate.


    The ECN service is delivered in several, main ways:

    • Through a programme of meetings that create the opportunity to hear from outside experts and peers
    • Through private briefings (presentations) delivered to clients at their management and strategy meetings
    • Through summary reports and data (covering key economies and business issues)

    Job Summary


    The Director of The Economist Corporate Network in Beijing will be responsible for leading and building the networks in Beijing, and will deliver a full suite of editorial services to members including advisory briefings, webinars, meetings, analysis and data.


    The right candidate will have the confidence and charisma to engage senior executives; excellent analytical capabilities and the ability to convey compelling analysis persuasively; and the skills to moderate highly interactive discussions and meetings.


    The Director will deliver services that meet the editorial standards of The Economist brand, and will be required to sustain and develop strong client relationships. This position will participate fully in the senior content team in Asia.


    How you will contribute:

    • Lead and be a thought leader for ECN in Beijing
    • Create and deliver the ECN programme and services in Beijing to a high quality, working closely with peers and colleagues
    • Deliver to members insightful regular briefings which help them make better decisions for their businesses, and otherwise engage members when needs arise
    • At ECN meetings, in addition to sourcing outstanding speakers, to facilitate discussions that are highly stimulating, challenging and participative
    • Work closely with the business development team to retain existing members and attract new members, and develop value-added customised services for members
    • As part of the senior content team in Asia, to deliver meetings and presentations in other locations
    • Ensure that costs are managed in line with budget

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Degree in business, economics, international studies or languages (desirable)
    • Experience leading and advising senior executives
    • Thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of Asian politics, economics and business
    • Deep familiarity with The Economist Group and its values preferable
    • An understanding of The Economist Corporate Network offering and EIU products
    • A keen grasp of commercial perspective
    • An outstanding editorial and analytical judgment
    • Exceptional communications and writing skills
    • An ability to facilitate stimulating discussions
    • An authoritative and lively public speaking skill
    • Excellent people management skills


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