• Associate Network Director, North Asia (Tokyo)

    Job Locations JP-Tokyo
  • Introduction

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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 EIU’s briefing and networking membership service for senior business leaders. Our mission is to help senior business leaders understand and navigate 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)


    The Associate Network Director, North Asia, supports the ECN North Asia Network Director (ND) in editorial and commercial activities. The right candidate will have the confidence and charisma to engage senior executives, excellent analytical capabilities and the ability to convey compelling analysis persuasively. The Associate Network Director will deliver services that meet the editorial standards of The Economist brand, and will be required to sustain and develop strong client relationships.



    How you will contribute:

    • Support the North Asia ND in creating and delivering the ECN meeting programmes in Tokyo and Seoul
    • Support the North Asia ND in delivering personal briefings to clients
    • Support the North Asia ND and the business development team to retain existing members, to attract new members and to develop value-added services for members
    • Ensure that all costs are managed in line with budget

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Masters degree in business, economics, management or a related discipline
    • At least 8 years of relevant experience; experience in managing an editorial operation in an international environment, experience of writing political or economic analysis and forecasting
    • In depth regional knowledge
    • A proven ability to convey ideas and opinions coherently and with authority
    • An ability to interact credibly with senior executives
    • Good MS Word and Excel skills
    • Exceptional communications and writing skills
    • Sound numerical skills
    • Japanese language skills (Desirable)


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