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Copy Editor - ICIS - Houston

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Copy Editor - ICIS - Houston

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The ICIS Production team performs critical functions for ICIS. With offices in London, Houston, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore, the team is responsible for design, copy editing, translation and digital production for such diverse products as daily pricing reports through to building websites.



The copy editors are part of a 24-hour global team that includes people based in London, Houston, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Singapore. The role would suit someone with strong editing skills who also has the confidence and ability to challenge what is being said in the copy.


Key responsibilities

- Complete all projects according to the requirements of the business – including Editorial standards, digital enhancement initiatives, and regulatory compliance around price assessments.

- Edit copy with a particular focus on accuracy and the logic of the reporting, ensuring corrections are avoided and the copy is easy to understand. Anything unclear in the copy must be challenged. 

- Ensure style is enforced and legal problems are identified.

- Identify opportunities within the copy for alternative ways of presenting the story – infographic, data visualization, table or graph.

- Provide regular and actionable feedback to writing teams about the above points.

- Create and/or edit data visualizations using Tableau and Infogram.

- Complete work to deadline to a high standard

- Keep accurate and comprehensive metrics according to the requirements of Global Production and the brands we support.

- Some travel may be involved.


Key skills

- Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.

- Ability to communicate clearly and confidently.

- Ability to copy edit quickly to a very high standard.

- Ability to copy edit beyond cosmetic issues and ask searching questions about copy.

- Confidence when dealing with figures such as chemical prices and financial results. 

- A proven track record in a dynamic publishing or data environment.

- Experience of using content management systems preferred.

- Excellent written and spoken command of English language.


Experience Required:

- Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in English, communications, journalism, business, science or related fields

- Professional experience in a communications or publishing environment

- Expert user of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

- Proficiency with page layout programs and the Adobe suite is a plus

- Experience using content management systems (CMS) is a plus

- Experience using data visualization experience is a plus

- Knowledge of oil, gas, energy or petrochemical markets is a plus

- Candidates must be eligible to work in the US


About Reed Business Information:


Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.




RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%
- 18 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year 
- Benefits start upon hire date
- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries


RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact jobs@rbi.co.uk . EEO is the LawEEO is the Law Supplement


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