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Corporate News Editor

Corporate News Editor

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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.


We are recruiting a Corporate News Editor to join our Industry Briefing team, which covers the automotive, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. The successful candidate will write and edit short articles about company news events. Candidates with appropriate skills and experience will be considered for senior positions with management responsibility.



In the role you would be expected to:

  • Monitor sources of information on companies.
  • Select news events suitable for coverage.
  • Write clear and concise articles on corporate developments.
  • Check and edit the work of colleagues prior to publication.
  • Facilitate publication using EIU production systems.
  • Ensure standards of editorial quality are met at all times.
  • Meet targets for timeliness and article quantity.
  • Co-ordinate output with others in Industry Publishing and the wider EIU as required.
  • Observe good standards of office behaviour at all times.

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Strong command of written English 
  • A good level of general education
  • Experience of editing other people's articles
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience analysing companies or writing business news stories
  • Excellent knowledge of Word for Windows
  • Familiarity with one or more relevant industry sectors
  • Proficiency in a major foreign language other than English may be an advantage

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A sharp eye for detail
  • Quick and consistent news judgement
  • Ability to perform calmly and effectively under time pressure
  • A good grounding in corporate practice
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team