Editor / Journalist Associate - Energy Executive Briefings, IHS Markit - DC

Employer
IHS Markit
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
TBD
Posted
Jul 06, 2018
Closes
Aug 06, 2018
Ref
R3494
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Summary 

The role is for an editor/researcher in the Energy-Wide Perspectives team based in Washington DC. The role will require working with managers in the US.

We offer an opportunity to join a small, high-level team at IHS Markit editing executive summaries of energy-related analysis based on work done from different divisions across the company.

There is also a growing focus on creating original content, requiring independent writing and data collection capabilities.

The editor/researcher will work with the manager of the Strategic Horizons executive summaries service and with the Vice President who is head of the Energy-Wide Perspectives group.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide editing and formatting services for 3-4 page energy-related (oil, gas, power, renewables, economics, geopolitics) documents which include words, charts and graphics.
  • Take Excel charts, correct formats and place in documents.
  • Use PowerPoint charts as necessary to support presentations and summaries.
  • Interact with web-related posting colleague to ensure materials are put onto the client website in a timely and error free manner.
  • Follow a detailed checklist to catalogue and save document-related materials.
  • Interact with colleagues via email if more materials are needed to complete.
  • Provide web-related research support to other team members on request.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail for formatting, grammar and word flow.
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about many energy-related topics as well as economics and geopolitics related to energy.
  • Ability to interact with senior managers within the Energy-Wide team; head of service is in the US.
  • Ability to handle quick turnaround, high-volume briefings to account for some time-sensitive analysis that requires quick turnaround. There are approximately 3 briefings per week.
  • Ability to perform internet research, navigate primary sources for information on energy trends, in order to contribute to original material or client presentations as required


Experience Required:
 

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in editing and research, preferably in semi-technical areas such as economics or science.
  • Extensive knowledge of economics and/or energy-related fields is a plus.


Education:

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in journalism, English, or other field which would enhance editing and research skills.


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