Global Water Intelligence is seeking a diligent and resourceful International Editor to join us full-time at our Oxford office. We are an independent publisher and event organiser that specialises in high-level business intelligence on the global water sector.
You will be responsible for sourcing, writing, commissioning and reviewing editorial content for a certain region across three different products: our weekly newsletter, our monthly magazine and our web-based premium market analysis service, GWI WaterData. If you are highly motivated, have an inquisitive mind, and are prepared to take ownership of what you do, this is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, young company with a very international outlook.
You will be responsible for sourcing and writing accurate, interesting and exclusive information on developments in the international water and wastewater treatment market. You will develop a specialism in a certain geography (either Europe or Asia), building a network of contacts and contributors that will contribute to GWI’s high-value news and information services. Some travel will be required.
You will be an integral member of the editorial team and a well-structured production process. However, autonomy, creativity and new ideas are encouraged, and you will be encouraged to take the opportunity to grow and develop within the company.
No previous knowledge of the water industry is necessary; however, an inquisitive approach to life, a willingness to tackle complex and rewarding topics, and the ability to find stories in data are crucial to the role.
Typical work activities would include:
- Interviewing key players in the water industry, both utilities and the private sector.
- Writing incisive and informative articles that will expand and improve our coverage of your area.
- Gathering and analysing data of relevance to our network of readers.
- Tracking the progress of key water and wastewater infrastructure projects in your region, from conception through tendering to contract signing.
- Developing a network of contacts that will supply information and become part of the Global Water Intelligence network.
- Representing GWI at internal and external events as the public face of our coverage of your area.
The ideal candidate would have:
- A demonstrated interest and experience in journalism, with coverage related to business or international developments a plus. This position would suit a graduate with relevant work experience, or a journalist with some experience in the business looking to take on a more specialised role.
- An excellent spoken and written command of the English language is important. Fluency in one or more of the following languages would be an advantage: French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia or Russian.
- The ability to develop strong contacts that will keep you informed on developments in the fast-paced world of water.
- Scrupulous attention to detail, taking pride in a high-quality end-product.
- The ability to look beyond surface-level information and develop a strong, creative editorial line that fits in with GWI’s history of independent and accurate coverage.
- The flexibility and savoir-faire to quickly understand and synthesise complex new topics in the spheres of technology, finance, politics or business.
- A flexible and resourceful approach to work, with the ability to work well in a team.
Contract: Full time
Based at: Media Analytics Ltd, Suite C, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1XX, UK
Salary: £30,000 (6-month probationary period)
About Global Water Intelligence:
Global Water Intelligence (GWI) is an ambitious young company with around 50 employees spread between Oxford, Austin (Texas) and Shanghai. It publishes market-leading magazines, databases, and reports on the international water industry. Additionally, it runs a series of successful events. It has a unique corporate culture which can be summed up as follows:
- We are global: our market is totally international and we need to reflect that. We travel a lot and around 40% of our staff don’t come from the UK.
- We work for each other: we do work hard, but not out of fear or greed. It is because we care for each other and it lightens the load of everyone if we all pull together.
- We balance the commercial with the idealistic: We are passionately committed to addressing the world’s water challenges, but we can only do what we do because we are a profitable business.
GWI employees are enrolled on a company pension plan and receive a holiday allowance of 25 days per year. The successful candidate will be sent to relevant training courses and conferences that help them to develop within their role, and there is also opportunity for travel – our Global Water Summit is held in different cities across the world each year.
How to apply:
Please submit a CV and a covering letter to GWI editor Tom Scotney (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining in fewer than 200 words why you are applying for the job, which region of coverage (Europe or Asia) would suit your skills best, and what you think you can contribute to us that would make a real difference.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd September 2018.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback on any applications not carried through the interview stage.
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