Editor / Journalist Associate - Energy Executive Briefings, IHS Markit - DC

IHS Markit
Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2018
Aug 06, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Job Summary 

The role is for an editor/researcher in the Energy-Wide Perspectives team based in Washington DC. The role will require working with managers in the US.

We offer an opportunity to join a small, high-level team at IHS Markit editing executive summaries of energy-related analysis based on work done from different divisions across the company.

There is also a growing focus on creating original content, requiring independent writing and data collection capabilities.

The editor/researcher will work with the manager of the Strategic Horizons executive summaries service and with the Vice President who is head of the Energy-Wide Perspectives group.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide editing and formatting services for 3-4 page energy-related (oil, gas, power, renewables, economics, geopolitics) documents which include words, charts and graphics.
  • Take Excel charts, correct formats and place in documents.
  • Use PowerPoint charts as necessary to support presentations and summaries.
  • Interact with web-related posting colleague to ensure materials are put onto the client website in a timely and error free manner.
  • Follow a detailed checklist to catalogue and save document-related materials.
  • Interact with colleagues via email if more materials are needed to complete.
  • Provide web-related research support to other team members on request.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail for formatting, grammar and word flow.
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about many energy-related topics as well as economics and geopolitics related to energy.
  • Ability to interact with senior managers within the Energy-Wide team; head of service is in the US.
  • Ability to handle quick turnaround, high-volume briefings to account for some time-sensitive analysis that requires quick turnaround. There are approximately 3 briefings per week.
  • Ability to perform internet research, navigate primary sources for information on energy trends, in order to contribute to original material or client presentations as required

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in editing and research, preferably in semi-technical areas such as economics or science.
  • Extensive knowledge of economics and/or energy-related fields is a plus.


  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in journalism, English, or other field which would enhance editing and research skills.

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