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.
Accountabilities 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.
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 Self-motivation High quality of output under pressure Willingness to help others