Job descriptionOverview: Job Overview We’re looking for a diligent sub-editor with expertise in editing finance, business, or economics content, who is keen to focus on market-leading, data-driven news targeting the alternative assets industry. Reporting to the Senior Manager of our Editorial team, the Sub-Editor will lead the editing of our news stories, aimed at a global audience of thousands of fund managers, investors, and other industry professionals. Editing our news will entail working closely with Preqin’s Content team, including experienced and highly skilled journalists and content creators. The Sub-Editor will also work collaboratively with the rest of the Editorial and Content team, helping to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of our research and thought leadership publications, as well as with the Creative Services team. About Preqin You will be joining the world’s leading data and insights provider for the alternative assets market. We empower the global financial community with critical information and leading analytics solutions to help them make faster and smarter investment decisions, and to make them with confidence. A forward-thinking company, we lead our industry through innovation. We trust in the power of data, and we use it to increase transparency in alternatives. We believe that access to information leads to more investment in the ideas and infrastructure that build strong communities. Responsibilities: In this role you will: Sub-edit and proof Preqin news (ca. ½ of working week), and format it for upload to Preqin Pro, our data platform Work collaboratively with the Editorial, Content, Research Insights, and Creative Services teams across our content Maintain quality standards to detect inconsistencies in data and figures and enforcing editorial tone of voice and house style Adhere to all deadlines and manage content streams to meet them Assist team members where required with wider content marketing activities, including editing and proofing research reports, thought leadership, and social media content Qualifications: You are a good fit if you posess: Minimum 1-2 years’ experience writing or copy-editing financial, business, or economics copy – e.g. from editing publications for an asset manager, investment bank, or a business/economics research unit Familiarity with key economics/statistics concepts that an audience of investment industry professionals would know First-class editing and proofreading skills, with excellent knowledge of grammar and linguistic nuances in English A sound understanding of the qualities behind good writing and storytelling, and the ability to bring them to the fore in others’ work A keen eye for detail, able to consistently catch informational or stylistic errors Ability to detect the level of sub-editing required and suggest clear, constructive improvements where necessary Familiarity with data and statistics and a good standard of numeracy skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, adept at working across teams Demonstrable ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines consistently Self-motivation, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team Experience using Adobe Suite, in particular InDesign, and Microsoft Office, as well as familiarity with CMS systems/digital publishing channels Some knowledge of SEO practices Other: Company Benefits: The opportunity to work within a well-regarded organisation in a fast-growing sector. Develop your career in a high-growth company with an international presence. Subsidized Private Medical Insurance via BUPA, after successful completion of 3 months should you wish to. Interest-free season ticket loans on completion of probation. A pension plan under auto-enrolment which currently requires a minimum employee contribution of 5% of annual salary. This is matched by an employer contribution of 4%. You can opt to contribute more should you wish to. After your 1-year service with the company the employer contribution will be enhanced to match your contribution up to a maximum of 10% of your pensionable earnings. This means that if you are contributing the minimum contribution of 5%, after your 1-year service, Preqin will automatically uplift the company contribution to 5% of annual salary. Cycle to work scheme. Study support of up to £900 per annum for relevant business qualifications and enhanced support of up to $2,500 for CAIA. Excellent Offices in London close to Victoria station and the proximity to many shops and restaurants and London’s West End. Company-sponsored sports teams. Winter and summer office parties and a company-funded team social budget. Our culture and values are: Be Customer obsessed We exist for our customers. We listen to them and understand their challenges. We design best-in-class data solutions for their success. Act with integrity We build trust through honesty and transparency. We’re committed to doing the right thing for our customers, our company, and each other. Own your success We’re a high-performance team. We challenge and champion each other in our pursuit of excellence. We never stop learning and strive to become experts in our fields Think forward We lead the industry through innovation. We foster collaboration and creativity to solve our clients’ next challenge and give them a competitive advantage. Make an impact We drive positive change as individuals, and as a company. We’re passionate about creating a better tomorrow for our industry and our communities. Equal Opportunities at Preqin: Preqin is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is at the heart of our business. It is the policy of Preqin to ensure equal employment and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Preqin is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all job seekers, so everyone has the opportunity to be successful. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please let the Preqin recruiter know at the start of the application process. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process.
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