London (Central), London (Greater)
£27,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience & qualifications
26 Sep 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Role: Editor

Hours: 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday

Pay: £27,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience & qualifications

Applications online. Please also send a cover letter (500 words minimum), and a relevant writing sample to remy.morland@hrdept.co.uk

The cover letter should describe how your skills, past experience and career plans make you a suitable candidate for this position.

The Company

A London based research consultancy focused on the Middle East.

The Post

The successful candidate will copy-edit our English-language output and design high-quality final documents and supplementary graphics (in both English and Arabic) to accompany all our reports.

The main responsibilities of the Editor role are:

  • Help exercise strict quality control over our products, ensuring information is edited and presented in accordance with our established style guide.
  • Copy-edit all English-language output with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Assist with content editing and management, ensuring the integrity and objectivity of analyses, in coordination with the analysts responsible
  • Create high-quality designed documents in both English and Arabic using InDesign
  • Create maps, graphs and similar illustrations using Illustrator
  • Participate in team discussion about relevant developments, events and future trends
  • Follow and keep up to date with specific Middle Eastern developments and countries, and assist with research when required
  • Assist with the development of the Company's database and research tools
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of our products and services by joining brainstorming sessions and pro-actively contributing new ideas and solutions to the challenges presented

Person Specification


  • Degree at 2:1 or above, or equivalent


  • Fluent in English and have a working knowledge of Arabic
  • Solid working knowledge of Middle Eastern politics and current affairs
  • Firm grasp of graphic design


  • At least 2 years' professional experience in a similar role
  • Experience in design of Arabic-language documents is an advantage

IT Skills:

  • Experience using Adoble Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Word
  • Sourcing information using the web


  • Strong research, writing and editing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and non-defensively in a culture of constructive mutual criticism
  • Ability to master new topics quickly


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