Title: Managing Editor, Thought Leadership

Location: New York or London

Reports to: Managing Director or Editorial Director, Thought Leadership

Job Summary
Managing all aspects of global research programs that engage a targeted executive audience with compelling findings, well-written publications, and innovative digital media; the right candidate will have strong business writing and editorial skills, a deep understanding of global management practices and corporate strategy, and a passion for crafting new ideas and concepts. Project and client management skills are prerequisites, as is basic knowledge of statistics and quantitative research methods; an entrepreneurial mindset and team-building skills will help. Expertise in corporate finance and/or enterprise risk management preferred.

Key Responsibilities

Idea generation and intellectual leadership

  • Work with other members of the Thought Leadership team and Oxford Economics’ economists to generate compelling research topics and delivery mechanisms that generate client interest and support
  • Produce proposals for potential research projects, conducting the degree of background research necessary to generate stimulating, on-brand proposals

Research and analysis

  • Conduct the necessary desk research to ensure the accuracy, currency, and comprehensiveness of the information in published reports
  • Draw on Oxford Economics' suite of data and analysis, and work collaboratively with our economists on bespoke modeling and research
  • Identify executives and expert for interviews, conduct in-depth, on-the-record interviews
  • Research, draft, and analyze surveys related to sponsored research projects
  • Create compelling narratives that incorporate statistical analysis and data visualizations

Project and client management

  • Oversee the execution of global research programs, drawing on economists and business development people when necessary
  • Be the principal point of contact with clients and other key stakeholders during the course of projects
  • Find and commission top-notch writers with relevant industry or management practice knowledge
  • Edit, write or re-write material where original copy is sub-standard or incomplete

External representation and sales support

  • Work with the sales team to call on clients and develop new business
  • Present findings at thought leadership events and client meetings
  • Give interviews to media outlets such as television, radio or newspapers

Performance Measures

  • Completion of top-quality research projects to strict deadlines
  • Ability to execute projects independently
  • Ability to generate repeat business from satisfied clients

    Skills and Capabilities

    Education and previous experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Degrees in business, economics, statistics, international affairs, or journalism
    • Excellent writing, editing, quantitative analysis, presentation, client- and writer/researcher-management skills
    • An outstanding project management track record
    • Experience dealing with senior executives

    Personal attributes

    • Confidence and diplomatic skills to handle demanding clients and intellectually challenging topics
    • Self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
    • Willingness to travel to present at client events or support business development growth
    • Team player, with ability to lead and manage people with varying skillsets
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for developing new ideas and concepts

    Please no phone calls, faxes, or mail-based inquiries regarding the status of your application. If your profile is a fit, you can expect to hear from us within 2-3 weeks of your application being submitted.

    About Oxford Economics

    Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University's business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world's foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 3,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

    Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centers in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Chicago, Dubai, Miami, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC. We employ over 300 full-time people, including more than 200 professional economists, industry experts and business editors one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

    Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.