Global Water Intelligence is looking to hire an inquisitive and resourceful Research Analyst to join our team full-time at our Oxford office. We are an independent publisher and event organiser that specialises in high-level business intelligence on the global water sector.
You will be responsible for researching and writing accurate, interesting and exclusive information on developments in the international water and wastewater treatment market, for our monthly magazine and our web-based premium market analysis service, GWI WaterData. You will be an integral member of the content team, in which autonomy, creativity and new ideas are welcome, and you will be encouraged to take the opportunity to grow and develop within the company.
If you are highly motivated, have an inquisitive mind, and are prepared to take ownership of what you do, this is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, young company with a very international outlook.
GWI employees are enrolled on a company pension plan and receive a holiday allowance of 25 days per year. The successful candidate will be sent to relevant training courses and conferences that help them to develop within their role, and there is also opportunity for travel – our Global Water Summit is held in different cities across the world each year.
What we are looking for
We do not expect any relevant experience, but we expect a degree from a good university (Russell Group or equivalent) and we are looking for specific skills. We don’t expect them all in one person but if you think you might be good at two or three of them, we would like to hear from you:
- Interviewing people: if we are going to publish original content, we have to be good at drawing ideas and information out of people. That requires confident and intelligent staff who can network their way to talking to the right people and asking the right questions.
- Writing and analysis: fewer people have time to read these days. It means that if you are going to write, you have to write well. That means being able to organise your thoughts and express them concisely and with lucidity. Don’t be deterred if English is not your first language. We can edit for English.
- An eye for detail: our business depends on our ability to speak authoritatively, and we can’t do that if our work is riddled with errors.
- Seeing the visual angle: people increasingly don’t consume information as text: they take it in visually. Feeding this kind of consumer is a challenge. It requires staff who can synthesise complex issues into simple graphics.
- Collecting and managing data: we are the main source of data for the international water industry. With that responsibility comes a number of important skills: a nose for the information that will make a difference, and a doggedness in pursuit of it; a dexterity in squeezing spreadsheets until they tell a story; a deep commitment to accuracy; and, an instinctual feeling for the reality that data purports to represent.
- Managing projects: most of what we do is a team effort, but getting great people to work well together is a skill in itself. We need people who are organised empathetic communicators to bring it all together.
- Seeing the bigger picture: we want to grow our business, and that involves having people at the front line who can see the opportunity to do things better.
Accepted degree subjects
How to apply
Please submit a CV and a covering letter, via the Apply button, explaining in fewer than 200 words why you are applying for the job and what you think you can contribute to us that would make a real difference.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback on any applications not carried through the interview stage.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28/02/2019
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Closing date: 28/02/2019
Additional job details
six month probationary period