As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders to prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions.
The EIU is the global standard in providing high quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that affect the marketplace for over two hundred countries.
We are recruiting a Sub Editor to work on the Europe portfolio of print and electronic products within the Country Publishing division.
The ideal candidate will also sub edit and publish daily events-driven articles through our content management system. You will work closely with the Senior Sub Editor on the Europe region and report to the Manager, Sub edit.
How will you contribute?
Perform on-screen sub editing complying with the company house style. This includes checking grammar, punctuation and spelling
Check internal consistency of statistical data
Improve text by identifying inconsistencies and errors (in both language and content) and resolving ambiguous passages in conjunction with the Editors
Handle text, tables and charts within a custom-built template. You will ensure that the final formatting and page layout of both print and electronic products within the template comply with house style
Send both print and electronic products for final publication through the template
Ensure the quality of online events-driven articles, using the content management system to sub edit and publish them directly to the website
Assist other regional sub editors when uneven workflow arises
Attend regional and sub edit meetings
Experience, skills and professional attributes
The ideal skills for this role are :
A degree or equivalent (ideally in English, Political Science, Politics, Economics or International Relations or related subject)
Relevant work experience in a Sub Editor role
International commercial exposure within a publishing environment
Knowledge of custom-built templates, including formatting and page layout
An interest in, or basic understanding of, macroeconomic analysis, politics and international affairs
Intermediate Word; Excel an advantage
A good command of the English language and, preferably, written French or an eastern European language
Knowledge of and interest in Europe
An ability to work to tight deadlines
An ability to assess the level of sub editing needed for each report and to detect internal inconsistencies
Attention to detail
A high level of numeracy
Responsibility for formatting and page layout of reports
Good communication skills
Excellent organisational skills
High quality of output under pressure
Willingness to help others