The Economist Group is looking for a senior editor for its continental Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) division to provide high-quality editorial content for business readers in the region. The editor will be responsible for conceptualizing and delivering single- and multi-client research reports sponsored by clients based in continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Although the position is based in Dubai, the editor will devote half of his or her time to projects for Europe-based clients. He or she will work with sales teams in Europe and in the Middle East, and will report to the research director for CEMEA. Please note that this role is not part of The Economist newspaper editorial team.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in business journalism and/or business research. The position requires excellent analytical and writing skills, familiarity with basic quantitative analysis, strong presentation and networking abilities. The position also requires working flexibly and openly with colleagues and clients, while retaining the ability to act independently. Experience researching and writing about particular industries, such as energy/environment, technology/telecoms or health care/pharmaceuticals, would be a plus.