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Senior Editor, Branded Content

Company: The Economist Group Limited
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Introduction

Economist Impact combines the rigour of a think-tank with the creativity of a media brand to engage an influential global audience. We partner with corporations, foundations, NGOs and governments across big themes including sustainability, health and the changing shape of globalisation to catalyse change and enable progress.

With the power of The Economist Group behind it, Economist Impact crafts bespoke partnerships using a potent portfolio of capabilities including:

* policy research and insights
* branded content
* media & advertising
* design thinking and data visualisation
* global and bespoke events

Currently, we are seeking a Senior Editor, Branded Content who will play a central role in helping to grow our branded content portfolio and ensure project delivery in the US. In this role you will report to the Global Head of Branded Content and work closely with our clients, the sales team and the creative strategy team to conceptualize and pitch solutions as well as execute, optimize and evaluate bespoke content programs.

This content ranges from in-depth research reports to multimedia and interactive pieces like videos, infographics, and animated tools. Depending on the client's objectives and the nature of the research, these content assets may be stand-alone deliverables or be part of a larger integrated program including events, media (advertising), and online content hubs.

Accountabilities

How you will contribute:

* Collaborate with potential clients to understand client objectives and the goals of a content program
* Develop innovative content programs that deliver on client objectives and create winning client proposals that outline and promote these content programs; ensure that sales-drafted client contracts include the appropriate deliverables, pricing and timelines once projects are sold
* Set up clear metrics, in cooperation with internal partners, to evaluate the success of programs at the outset. Optimize programs by making adjustments to the content mix and distribution strategies during the span of the program to achieve the client's objectives
* Evaluate and select the most appropriate partners, contributors and vendors to help execute content programs, including the development of contracts and statements of work with those partners, contributors and vendors
* Work closely with partners, contributors and vendors to ensure the highest-quality execution of content programs, including by editing written, visual, and multimedia content pieces
* Conduct tight project management with expert client communication, detailed cost management and impeccable timeline delivery
* Provide great client service with an eye to continuous client satisfaction
* Support of sales to win new business from clients

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

* Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. Relevant areas of study include but are not limited to journalism, economics, English, marketing and communications
* Relevant work experience, in editorial/content with strong writing and editing skills
* Outstanding client presence, experience dealing with senior executives
* Experience managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, managing to deadlines
* Experience with project management tools and platforms is a plus
* Experience managing outside contributors and vendors is a plus
* Understanding of social media and other promotion and distribution strategies for content pieces is a plus
* Ability to move quickly up the learning curve on any topic from business- and industry-related issues to new technologies; intellectual curiosity
* Exceptional project management skills
* Great presentation and communication skills, with an emphasis on diplomacy, relationship-building and stakeholder management
* Ease in uncertain environments, flexibility, openness to change
* Self-starter and a good team player with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
* High client satisfaction and retention
* Strong creativity and high quality of content program
* Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as experience in Google Slides
* Experience with WordPress or other Content Management Systems a plus

Budgeted Minimum Compensation

Budgeted Maximum Compensation

Keywords: The Economist Group Limited, New York , Senior Editor, Branded Content, Advertising , New York, New York

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