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The Economist Deputy Executive Editor in London, United Kingdom


Founded in 1843,The Economist Group is a global media and information service company that champions progress. With customers spread across 159 countries,The Economistcurrently has 1.2 million subscribers across print and digital. Headquartered in London, UK, The Economist Group has offices worldwide including other regions in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas and Asia. We provide individuals and organizations with the expertise, insights and perspective to press forward.The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. It delivers information through a range of formats including its newspapers, website, podcasts, and app as well as its conferences and events. What ties it together is the objectivity of its opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Economist Education is seeking a Deputy Executive Editor to maintain our expanding portfolio of courses for professionals, and to write and edit content to support the division’s growth.


  • Take responsibility for commissioning and processing updates to our online courses, which cover subjects from international relations and climate change to fintech and critical thinking.

  • Edit and write blogs, ensuring a good flow of content.

  • Review marketing materials for accuracy and impact.

  • Help create new courses, providing editorial and logistical support, with the potential for taking on additional responsibilities over time.

  • Help improve our courses, with reference to student and tutor feedback.

  • Uphold our high editorial standards and values as we expand our portfolio.

  • Contribute ideas and research to ensure our courses meet students’ needs.

  • Support customised training workshops as required.

  • Occasionally represent our courses and expertise in client calls when needed.

  • In all this, collaborate with colleagues across the Education team, journalists atThe Economistand external contributors and partners.

Experience, skills and professional attributes

Education and training

  • First-class degree or higher

    Previous work experience

  • At least five years of experience as a journalist/editor

  • Familiarity with The Economist ’s editorial standards, values and style is an advantage

  • Experience of working on projects across editorial and commercial teams is desirable


  • Knowledge of topics relevant to our course portfolio is an advantage

  • Some knowledge of online education is desirable


  • Familiarity with web-based publishing systems

  • Familiarity with social media


  • Excellent spoken and written English

    Personal attributes and skills

  • First-rate writing, editing and analytical skills

  • Sound editorial judgment

  • Ability to translate complex issues into digestible content

  • A decent level of numeracy

  • Confidence to present work and ideas to colleagues

  • Ability to juggle tasks calmly and successfully

  • Good collaborative skills

  • Good project-management skills

Job LocationsUnited Kingdom-London

ID 2024-9957

Function Editorial