Assistant Editor

Central London, UK
20 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Since 1971 IBISWorld has provided market-leading industry information to professionals in a wide variety of industry sectors, including finance, consulting, accounting and manufacturing. With offices in London, Melbourne, New York City, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and Beijing, we provide insight into thousands of industries across the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland and China so our clients can make better business decisions, faster.

Because of our people, we are now a global leader with a very loyal following of the world's elite businesses. To keep up with demand, we are looking to add even more talented people to our team. Our London office is located in Victoria, just a short walk from Victoria or St James's Park stations.


We are looking for an enthusiastic entry-level editor to work in our London office. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for editing market research reports and making sure they adhere to IBISWorld writing standards and style guidelines. You must be comfortable with high-volume, somewhat repetitive work. You will also use InDesign to perform basic typesetting and layout tasks. Some assignments must be completed within strict deadlines.

  • Copyedit economic reports for spelling, punctuation and grammar issues
  • Ensure that economic reports adhere to company writing and style guidelines
  • Liaising with authors to resolve writing or logic issues in reports in a timely manner
  • Make corrections to reports without altering the meaning or logic of the content
  • Performing basic layout and typesetting tasks in InDesign
  • Collaborating with the editorial team, authors, designers and managers
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in the humanities, publishing or equivalent
  • Ability to learn new subjects and applications quickly
  • Strong organisation and time management skills. The ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining high standards is a must
  • Sound computer and basic maths skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise and collaborate
  • Experience using InDesign desirable
  • Attention to detail, impeccable grammar skills and experience using style guides

  • General knowledge of business/economic concepts
  • Experience working at a business publication
  • Experience as a proofreader/copy-editor

  • Matched-contribution based pension scheme, travel season ticket loan, health benefit scheme (including cashback on everyday health costs and discounted gym membership), cycle to work scheme and a company laptop.
  • Fun working environment with regular team social events.
  • 20 to 25 days paid holiday, dependent on tenure, with generous carryover.
  • Flexible hours and work from home programme.
  • Competitive salary between £18,000 and £22,000 (dependent on experience), as well as a great working environment.

If you think you are the ideal candidate for this role please apply by submitting your resume and a short cover letter.

IBISWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must be authorised for employment in The United Kingdom and be available to work in the London office. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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