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Job title: Comment and features editor, Investment Week (IW)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Type of employment: Full-time

Industry: Media

Function: Editorial

Incisive Media's Investment Week provides the latest investment news, analysis and opinion for wealth managers and the UK funds industry and has been the premier publication for the investment industry for more than 25 years. Our news website, in-depth features, podcasts and video serve investment professionals in the UK and key decision-makers such as chief investment officers, multi-managers, investment gatekeepers and wealth managers.

We are looking for a comment and features editor with experience of financial journalism that can join the team in writing and commissioning both longer form content, helping the news desk when required and producing data-led features and analysis.

What you will be doing

  • The role will be multi-platform working across online, video and podcasts to tell our stories.
  • Work with the editor to agree on key themes the brand should be focusing on.
  • Write and commission long-form special articles/series on a variety of topics of interest to our readers including regulation, new technologies, ESG, diversity pieces, market trends.
  • Work out a video schedule of interesting content in easily accessible formats and monitor their impact.
  • Help run the weekly schedule for comment pieces and contributed content for online. Deal with freelancers, contributors and PRs.
  • Build the IW brand by establishing and developing new contacts among the audience and the wider industry.
  • Work with the editor, rest of the team and freelancers to ensure deadlines are met and work shared. Manage freelance budget if required.
  • Help the news team when required with writing articles for online, as well as sending some news alerts.
  • Help the editor to sub and proofread articles, as well as op-eds for online.
  • Represent IW in the market and attend key events, both within and outside normal office hours.

Required skills

  • Strong story judgement and writing skills
  • Proven ability to source own stories and angles, as well as build contact book
  • Ability to explain complex markets to a wide business audience
  • Experience using data and analytical tools to identify and highlight trends
  • Excellent team player/collaborator

Desired skills

  • Existing experience editing and proofreading articles an asset
  • Prior knowledge of Excel, proficiency with graphics an advantage

The successful candidate will:

  • Source original news and features
  • Carry out interviews in person, by telephone and via email
  • Publish online articles in a timely manner throughout the day
  • Edit and publish press releases received via the newsdesk, when required
  • Share content across various social media platforms
  • Work with businesses and PR contacts to establish key relationships
  • Support the commercial activities of the business where required

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a passion for writing and creating both print and online content
  • Have excellent writing skills and an eye for detail
  • Have a keen interest in economic and geopolitical news
  • Be comfortable in all areas of online publishing, including use of social media
  • Enjoy networking and building relationships with contacts
  • Be flexible and open to a fast-moving, ever-changing publishing environment

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a small but ambitious editorial team and to make a mark within a number of vibrant business news regions.

You will enjoy working as part of a creative wider team in a fantastic working environment, with flexible working hours and a generous holiday allowance.

What we value

  • A good degree or equivalent
  • Good experience of writing news, features, analysis, interviews
  • Good knowledge of the UK asset management and wealth management industries
  • Proven track record of seeking out off-diary and exclusive analysis, features or news and data-led articles.
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Extensive experience of meeting short and long-term deadlines
  • Able to work across multiple platforms including print, online, social media and video
  • Start being able to generate own ideas and develop longer-term stories
  • Must be able to manage a busy workload

What you can expect from us

As well as working with the most interesting, talented and fun people, we operate a culture where success is recognised. You will be supported throughout your career, tailoring your development through management support, internal and external training courses and on the job training. Based in a fantastic location in Covent Garden, you will also have access to numerous retail discounts!

We also offer a range of benefits including:

  • A rewarding environment where success is recognised
  • Excellent training and development programmes
  • Hybrid/remote working
  • Pension scheme with 5 per cent employer contributions
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Voluntary Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days' annual leave, increasing to 30 days
  • Health Cash Plan for those everyday healthcare costs
  • Savings on items from Currys/PC World via our SmartTech scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted Gym rates
  • Retail discounts saving you money on essential & everyday purchases
  • Employee Recognition Scheme to recognise your colleagues with rewards
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for extra support if things get tough
  • IMFoundation - staff can volunteer a small amount of their time to contribute their skills and make a meaningful difference to the lives of others

Plus a number of flexible salary sacrifice benefits including private medical insurance, season ticket loans, buy holiday, and many more!

All souls are welcome at Incisive Media.

As an equal opportunity employer we hire, develop and retain the best people regardless of their social background, age, sex, ethnicity, religion/belief or disability and to make use of their talents.

At Incisive Media we value everyone as an individual. We recognise that everyone is different and have created a work environment where we treat everyone fairly and in a consistent way and promote a culture of respect and dignity, to create a company that’s the right fit for every person inside of it.

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