Managing Editor, Thought Leadership - New York, NY

Oxford Economics (OE) is seeking a Managing Editor for our Thought Leadership team based in our New York office.

Managing Editor will oversee 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


Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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