Managing Editor, Research and Advisory

Managing Editor - London, UK

Ref: 162Saturday 20 November 2021

£50k - £55k


Job title: Managing Editor, Research and Advisory

Location; London

Salary: £50k to £55k

About Us

We exist to enable our clients to deliver more effective marketing. We do that by placing evidence at the heart of every marketing decision, providing the intelligence that powers the Group Marketing Division.

Through our subscription and advisory services, our clients gain access to proprietary insights, best practice intelligence, thought leadership, data and case studies to aid them in their marketing strategy, media planning and campaign execution.

Our teams in the UK, US, Singapore, China and Brazil serve over 1,600 CPGs, Agencies, Media Owners and Academic Institutions across 100 markets around the world.


Role overview

This senior role is part of our content team, and will lead our survey research and provide editorial oversight for bespoke advisory projects. This person will be the lead for ensuring a high quality of output, both in terms of editorial quality and research methodology.


Key accountabilities

  • Create both long-form content, i.e., written reports; as well as short-form content, such as presentations, infographics, short blogs, podcasts and webinars. Previous experience with InDesign would be beneficial
  • Draft strong narratives, provide conclusions and actionable recommendations via analysis in written reports and presentations
  • Scope and deliver survey-based projects for key reports such as Marketer’s Toolkit and Future of Strategy, ongoing survey research commitments with industry partners, and bespoke advisory projects in conjunction with the advisory team
  • Scope, supervise and edit work from freelance writers to ensure high quality final deliverables along with directly managing and mentoring two team members
  • Write questionnaires, manage survey implementation on our platform, analyse data and create charts to a high standard
  • Analyse other forms of data such as case study metadata, and ROI and media budgets data contained in our case studies; along with desk research and the integration of other research sources into analyses and reports

Present via both live and online channels to a variety of audiences and knowledge levels. Engage with clients to support advisory projects in particular


This list is not exhaustive and there may be other activities you are required to deliver.


Skills, experience & qualifications required

  • Domain knowledge of the marketing and advertising industry
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English
  • Survey design, implementation and analysis
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Experience working with survey management tools such as Qualltrics or (ideally) Alchemer
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ideally will have some experience managing a team 


Supporting beliefs

  • Focus: we ruthlessly prioritise and always keep things simple
  • All in: once we commit we deliver, with a clear focus on outcome
  • Trustworthiness, transparency & openness: transparency inspires trust & empowers
  • Be creative: we are smart, pro-active innovators
  • Facts: we always use data & insight to inform our work
  • Empathy: we can be relied upon for fairness and consideration
  • No silos: one team, one face, one reputation


Inclusive workforce

Our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

If you have any accessibility requirements that would make you more comfortable during the application and interview process, please let us know so that we can support you.