Location: Oxford OX1 1XX (hybrid working, with minimum three days in office)

Salary: £45,000 per year (with a six-month probationary period)

Contract: Full time, permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Are you a creative problem-solver with a talent for getting to the bottom of things? If so, we would love to receive your application for projects editor at Global Water Intelligence (GWI).

We are looking for a seasoned professional to take our water project tracking service to new heights. The current service tracks real-time updates on more than 1,000 major water infrastructure projects worldwide to help our subscribers identify business opportunities. Most of this project information is kept to insiders, which is why it is so valuable.

We are now looking for someone to develop this business development offering within our suite of products. You will lead from the front in securing timely and actionable information on live opportunities, while also enhancing the service with the latest data aggregation and analysis techniques. The role will require close contact with clients to tailor the product to their changing needs. You will learn to navigate a global landscape of business-critical data, and work closely with data analysis and web development departments in order to make strategic decisions and deliver product enhancements.

Working initially in close collaboration with the editor-in-chief, you will co-manage a team of contributors (all of whom have other jobs) while also actively pursuing details yourself as you work to maximise the value and timeliness of the coverage. The successful candidate will also take responsibility for curating and maintaining our market-leading database of projects involving private sector participation.

Ultimately, the goal is to bring together the value in each project opportunity and the collective value of the aggregated data to see the bigger picture of the water market. By leading this effort and talking regularly to sources on the ground, you will be able to inform the market forecasts, research and event agendas that help shape the global water industry.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • The confidence and charm to win people’s trust over the phone.
  • The energy and the skill to inspire and manage a team of contributors.
  • An exceptional spoken and written command of the English language.
  • A nose for information that actually matters, and a doggedness in the pursuit of it.
  • A creative and flexible approach to the role.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail, taking pride in delivering something brilliant.
  • At least four years’ experience in research, data management, or journalism.
  • Experience working with SQL and/or Python to compile and categorise datasets (favoured but not essential)

About us:

GWI is an ambitious company with around 75 employees based in Oxford, Texas, and Shanghai. We publish market-leading magazines, datasets and reports on the international water industry, and we run a series of successful events. We have a unique corporate culture which reflects the fact that our market is totally international. We travel a lot, and around 40% of our staff don’t come from the UK. GWI employees are enrolled in a company pension plan and receive a holiday allowance of 25 days per year. Find out more about us here: Careers - Global Water Intelligence

Applicant instructions:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to Esme Richardson at e.richardson@inspiredselection.com, explaining in fewer than 200 words why you are applying for the job, and what you think you can contribute that would make a real difference. Shortlisted candidates will then be required to take a skills test prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 4 July 2024.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback on any applications not carried through to the interview stage.

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