My client is a small, independent B2B digital publisher of business news and market research reports in a niche sector, in the UK and worldwide. They also run conferences, webinars and awards.
Their publishing model demands that they know what's happening among companies in the sector - as news events happen, and in detail as we profile the firms and quantify markets in our market research reports. This new role is at the coalface of this work, seeking and curating business intelligence for both internal news and research teams, and external clients.
We're looking for someone who has a flair for research and is Internet-savvy, able to get quickly to business information and assess its relevancy to their operations. You will perform a daily news scan, to keep the extended editorial team up to date.
You will also be confident and communicative on the phone and via emails as you engage with managers within the firms who operate in this niche sector to encourage them to share information about their company's performance.
Your analytical skills and command of written English will be strong, as you update corporate profiles and reports, and write news and features for publication in our news services, brief articles as you learn about the sector, progressing onto more advanced pieces with experience.
Fast-paced, accurate and technically-competent are three other essential skills required with the role, as you take responsibility for updating internal market intelligence systems and keep their web-based products and service fully up to date, via a content management system.
Under the guidance of their market analysts, you will also be engaged in specific research projects for both their annual report series and other ad-hoc features and reports, utilising your research, analytical and presentational skills.
The client seeks to create a high learning environment - with experience, skills development and sector knowledge your career progression pathway within Environment Analyst can lead you into market research/consultancy, journalism or digital content management.
Graduate level (or equivalent)
Excellent writing and numeracy skills
Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
A talent for research
A certain level of confidence and very good communication skills
Some experience in a similar role would be an advantage
The role is based in their Shrewsbury office but if you are more experienced and would like to work from home that's possible too.