Editor, Insurance Age
Editor, Insurance Age
The best of both worlds. That is what a position with Infopro Digital offers you. We are first a global company with 4,000 employees and annual revenues of over half a billion dollars with a presence in 17 countries. Through our market-leading brands, we serve five professional communities – insurance and finance, automotive aftermarket, construction, retail, and industrials – enabling our clients to make informed business decisions and create new opportunities.
Secondly, our global brands focused on the financial services industry, known collectively as Risk Global, is a 300-person organisation with offices in Hong Kong, London, Nashville, and New York. Working at Risk Global means being part of a company that has strong financial backing, while at the same time giving you the power to truly make a difference.
Risk Global’s portfolio of global brands include Central Banking, Chartis Research, Insurance Post, Insurance Age, Risk.net and WatersTechnology. Through our proprietary editorial platforms, we create unique market insight and technical content for senior risk, technology and trading professionals at banks, asset managers and insurers. In addition, we create high-value marketing services and research solutions to service providers who seek access to our engaged communities.
Our people are passionate about delivering the best possible outcome for the customers and markets we serve. We are an impact-driven and entrepreneurial business that provides support while at the same time trusting great people to do great things. We are collaborative and move fast, with our people developing new skills even faster. Thanks to our global reach and international locations, we celebrate and expect diverse perspectives and we believe these add to the richness of our business. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves. We also realise everyone has a life outside of work, and we offer flexible solutions to make sure everyone has a healthy work-life balance.
Insurance Age, the pre-eminent insurance title dedicated to the UK broking sector, is looking for an editor.
To fill the vacancy we are looking for a senior journalist/editor who can manage and motivate a highly respected team and make sure they continue to uphold a reputation as the go-to source for news, analysis and insight into the UK broking sector.
Working in a fast-paced environment delivering must read content, the ideal candidate will have the drive, ambition, and hunger to make a real difference in what is one of Infopro Digital’s flagship UK brands.
Someone who is confident, grab the mantle of being a brand ambassador, representing Insurance Age in meetings with senior market figures – and chairing in person or online events attended by as many as 1200 people.
A bit more
At Insurance Age we believe information gives you an edge, particularly in complex markets. That’s why we cover the UK broking space better than anyone else – it helps our readers make the right business decisions.
What you’ll do
Monitor the effectiveness of news and analysis content and drive a continued increase in the high-quality print magazine and online readership of the brand.
Manage and motivate a team of journalists to deliver exclusive “must read” news and analysis for our readers.
Be responsible for the news, in–depth analysis and interviews.
Deliver the editorial strategy working closely with the content director.
Assign and edit news content – making sure accuracy, house style and quality of journalism is maintained.
Encourage team to conduct video/audio interviews to complement news and analysis. Maximise the effectiveness of this content.
Help source exclusive content using contacts, publicly available data and FOI requests and then oversee the journalists in bringing these to fruition.
Develop a team of journalists to help them achieve their targets
Chair roundtables, video debates and conferences as directed by the content director.
Being an ambassador for the brand at events and conferences
Building relationships with the sector and putting together a contact book that is the envy of rivals.
A proven journalist with a least five years’ experience of B2B publishing.
A track record of sourcing, writing and editing exclusive news and analysis.
Evidence of increasing readership in previous roles.
Good written and verbal skills with the ability to analyse financial figures.
Previous experience of managing a team of staff to motivate them to seek those exclusive content.
Strong understanding of data journalism to make the most of free to access data and freedom of information requests.
Excellent communication skills both dealing with external and internal contacts.
A person who thrives under pressure and is proactive at coming up with different angles for stories.
The ability to hit the ground running and start breaking stories on day one.
Where you’ll work
This role is based in London with options to combine office and remote working.
What you’ll get
Our global employee benefits include:
A fantastic holiday allowance that increases as you spend longer with the company
Take your birthday off…on us
Access to our Group pension plan, life assurance, private medical & dental insurance, retail discounts, and much more
Access to a 24/7/365 Employee Assistance Programme offering support and guidance around all areas of wellbeing and mental health, including face-to-face counselling.
Access to our extensive learning programmes, through our dedicated platform, Generation Infopro
Paid volunteer days throughout the year where you can contribute your skills and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others