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Research & Editing Associate

Research & Editing Associate

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The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


Currently The Economist India has an opportunity for a Research & Editing Associate in our Gurgaon office.  


The Research & Editing Associate  will closely follow U.S. policy in the areas of defense, cyber, health, technology and education. The individual must be adept at understanding government intricacies and able to attain a high level of knowledge on a variety of subjects. It is imperative that the candidate be able to work within a team and have a strong commitment to accuracy. Superior English grammar knowledge, communication skills and time management is a requirement.


The role will be based on local hours with some flexibility required to cover day-to-day contact with individuals in the United States. 


In this role you would be expected to:

  • Manage and editorialize speeches, statements and quotes of members of Congress, business leaders and the administration
  • Respond to and act upon client questions or requests for documents, transcripts or other data in a timely manner
  • Oversee workflow for the group across multiple requests
  • Reprioritize work as needed based on deadlines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of operational tools, procedures and troubleshooting
  • Provide subscribers with complete, timely and error-free, quality legislative information
  • Conduct secondary industry and client research
  • Successful balancing of long hours and a capricious congressional schedule while juggling multiple assignments
  • Work closely with the U.S. based Economist research team
  • Take ownership of other research projects as needed

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • Two years of research experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Top-notch researching skills plus a strong attention to detail and good organizational abilities
  • Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines
  • Understanding of a federal government system
  • A willingness to work long hours when needed
  • Efficient management of data requests across group
  • Strong team collaboration
  • Quick, effective, accurate execution of data quality
  • Seamless workflow with Economist branch in the U.S. 



To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Proven expertise in data processing, evaluation and reporting
  • Experience with varied data sources
  • Highly proficient with Excel and Word
  • Strong understanding of how a governmental system works
  • Ability to analyze large volumes of data
  • Ability to manage and turn around a project quickly and successfully
  • Superior communications skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work effectively
  • Skills in managing relationships, inside and outside of the team
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well in a team
  • Self-motivated, proactive mind-set
  • Excellent written English
  • Research-literate
  • Detail-oriented
  • Commercially minded
  • A keen analytical mind