Assistant Economics Editor, Economic Impact Consulting


London

We are looking to hire an Assistant Economics Editor to be a part of our content team and contribute to all phases of our report production process. The individual will work with the Economics Editor to provide editing and writing support across the company’s Economic Impact, Cities & Regions, and Industries teams.

The Economic Impact team has a large and diverse portfolio of consulting work; our clients operate in many different sectors including renewable energy, financial services, retail, aerospace, and construction. We typically conduct in-depth economic analysis of a particular entity or industry.

The Cities & Regions Team helps our clients understand the structure of city and regional economies, how they will develop in the future, and the implications for their business and strategy. The team’s client base is global and includes firms in the various sectors.

The Industry team has a large and diverse portfolio of consulting work; our clients operate in many different sectors including renewable energy, financial services and construction. We typically conduct in depth economic analysis of a particular industry, which includes: assessing the economic contribution of an industry to the wider economy; demand forecasting; assessing factors that impact an industry.

Reporting to the Economics Editor, the Assistant Economic Editor’s primary duties will be as follows:

  • Work with economists to advise on the structure and style of proposed written reports.
  • Check reports to make sure there are no grammatical, contextual, punctuation, or spelling errors.
  • Make sure that the tone, style, and purpose of the reports match with Oxford Economics’ style and meet the clients’ likely criteria and preferences.
  • Work with economists on ideas for Op Ed articles and blogs and editing drafts before submission to Marketing.
  • Liaise with Oxford Economics’ external freelance designers to commission the design work and oversee the project through to deadline.
  • Work with the Economics Editor and directors of the economic impact, city & regions, and industries groups to develops ways to boost the efficiency and improve the quality of the work done.
  • Deputise for the Economics Editor during holidays and any absences.
Person Specification

This exciting role would suit someone with around 2-5 years’ experience as an editor, sub-editor, or writer. The successful candidate will be adaptable and focused on delivering high quality written products. They should also have the following attributes:

Essential:

  • Experience of editing written work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office programs including Word and Excel as well as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to handle routine administrative tasks and operational issues.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to going the extra mile to produce rigorous, accurate work, within the constraints of the time and resources available.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Desirable:

  • Editing experience in the fields of economics, finance, or business.
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a focus on marketing, communications or similar.
  • Skills and experience in web design, document design and layout.
  • Knowledge of programs such as Adobe InDesign and InCopy.
  • Interest and experience in using social media for promotion.
  • Knowledge of how to fact-check and reference information.
How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV, example of past work, and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 500 full-time staff, including more than 300 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics family.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

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