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Financial Editor, 12-month contract (maternity cover)

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S&P Global Ratings

The Role: Financial Editor, 12-month contract

We are seeking financial editors to join S&P Global Ratings to cover maternity leaves.

You will edit credit-related research and data, including rating actions, comments on events, and in-depth entity-specific and industry reports. Your work will ensure articles are clear, concise, complete, and correct. You will also handle all stages of article production, which can include formatting data visualization charts and infographics. The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure is essential.

The Team:
S&P Global Ratings Editorial team consists of about 100 staff in offices around the world and is part of our Analytical Business Operations and Controls division. As part of this team, you will work closely with editors and analysts throughout EMEA and globally to produce credit analysis and research of financial institutions, corporations, and governments. We operate in an exciting, diverse, and dynamic environment and we are committed to putting our people first.

The Impact:
The quality of your work has a direct correlation and is critical to S&P Global Ratings’ mission to provide transparency and accountability to financial markets. The quality and accuracy of our credit opinions are essential to our reputation as the foremost provider of market intelligence and analytical insight. The essential information we provide powers the future of the markets and accelerates progress in the world.

What’s in it for you:
You will gain experience of working in a fast-paced, exciting environment.
You will collaborate with a diverse team of content creators at the forefront of next-generation publishing.
You will gain wide geographical exposure by working on editing and writing assignments with analytical and editorial colleagues around the world.
You will accelerate your career through continuous learning opportunities, including developing your digital content skills and subject matter expertise.

Edit credit-related research and data, including rating actions, comments on events, and in-depth entity-specific and industry reports.
Ensure articles are grammatically accurate, adhere to house style, and meet publishing standards.
Apply “digital-first” principles, through brevity and use of plain English.
Highlight insights through refining key messages, topic sentences, and headlines.
Pay strong attention to detail and processes to ensure error-free articles under tight deadlines that comply with regulatory standards.
Perform production tasks, ensuring all articles conform to global publishing standards in terms of format, style, and branding specifications.

What We’re Looking For:
Bachelor’s degree in digital journalism, communications, economics, or a related discipline.
Proven editing ability, with minimum of two years’ experience in financial research or business media.
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
Sound knowledge of terminology and concepts used in financial markets.
Good interpersonal and decision-making skills.
Ability to adapt in a fast-paced and pressured environment.
An advantage would be an interest in developing data visualization skills using Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Illustrator, or InDesign.

Flexible Working (optional)
We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.

Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 9

The Location : Johannesburg, Milan, Madrid, or Stockholm

About Company Statement:
S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (“the Policy”) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy’s requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: [email protected] and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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Job ID: 289569
Posted On: 2023-09-11
Location: South Africa

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