About Petroleum Economist

Petroleum Economist (PE) is a fast-growing monthly magazine and web service focused on the global energy industry and read by its senior leaders. It is based in London with a global network of editors and contributors. It is part of the Houston-headquartered Gulf Energy Information.

PE offers the opportunity to work in a collegiate, collaborative, hierarchically flat structure alongside some of the best energy journalists and analysts in the business. Its venerable history (since 1933) and well-respected and recognised brand open doors to even the most senior energy leaders, allowing any PE writer immediate access to join the industry conversation, not observe from the side-lines. PE values team players who bring an enquiring mind, initiative, drive, flexibility, openness in attitude and a genuine excitement to delivering high-quality content to its subscriber base.

About the role

PE is hiring an editorial manager to head up a three-person team with responsibility for curating all content — magazine, web, the firm’s thought leadership business and any other ad hoc content.

Working closely and collaboratively with the editor-in-chief, the key responsibilities will include:

Operational objectives

  • Taking the lead on sub-editing and production of the monthly magazine
  • Developing a comprehensive style guide and ensuring uniform implementation of house style
  • Project managing thought leadership production
  • Mentoring the deputy editorial manager and digital editor
  • Managing commissioning processes and the PE stringer network

Strategic objectives

  • Implementing a new workflow process to better integrate digital and print processes
  • Guiding the digital content strategy to maximise the potential new customer funnel
  • Working with the Gulf production team in Houston and digital editor on:
  1.   improving website
  2.   optimising magazine design

Key skills

The successful candidate must offer:

  • Experience in a senior strategic role within a digital information service
  • A flair for creating attractive digital and print content
  • Extensive working knowledge of at least one CMS, print and digital publishing technology
  • Strong sub-editing skills
  • Project management experience

Preference will be given to candidates who can also offer:

  • A track record in successful change management
  • Experience working in global teams
  • People management and mentoring skills
  • Knowledge of Umbraco, InDesign and PageSuite

Apply to:

Mr Peter Ramsay
Editor-in-Chief
Petroleum Economist
Petroleum Economist
Fox Court
14 Gray's Inn Road
London
WCX 8HN
United Kingdom
Tel: +442034092247

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