Longitude, Senior Editor - Professional Services

London, WC1V
07 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Job Type
Full Time

About Us

Longitude is a thought leadership specialist that is majority owned by the Financial Times Group. Longitude’s product offering spans three areas: Advisory, a set of services that helps clients to plan and execute effective and differentiated thought leadership campaigns; Research, which encompasses surveys, interview programmes, data modelling and desk research; and Content, which covers multi-format thought leadership campaigns, spanning reports, articles, opinion pieces, visual and interactive content.

We believe that working at Longitude is more than just a job. We work hard to build and maintain a strong, engaging culture that motivates and inspires our team to do great work, learn new things and develop their careers.

Our values:

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do
  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time
  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes
  • Be transparent and open with each other
  • Embrace and drive positive change
  • Think commercially at all times
  • Be proactive and creative

Overview of the role:

Longitude’s Senior Editor role involves designing, writing and editing thought leadership for a range of high-profile B2B clients. It requires a good understanding of one or more issues and themes of relevance to the professional services sector, whether a changing regulatory environment, talent management, evolving CXO roles, or shifts within business functions such as finance, operations or HR. You will be responsible for developing research hypotheses, survey questionnaires and extracting stories from data. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working closely with data.

You will work on a wide range of content, including long-form reports, opinion pieces, article programmes, narrative and messaging decks, infographics, and related multimedia and social media content.

It is imperative that you work collaboratively with Longitude’s clients. The role entails maintaining excellent standards of service and client communication at all times.

This role reports to the Deputy Editorial Director. You will be closely involved in supporting the commercial team in developing proposals and building our roster of industrials clients.

Subject matter knowledge and experience:

  • Good knowledge of one or more topical themes of relevance to professional services businesses. For example, business strategy and growth, organisation design and transformation, customer strategy, regulation, the changing nature of CXO roles, a focus on particular functions such as finance or operations, or broader talent management.
  • A good understanding of relevant issues within one or more of the following professional services sectors: management consulting, tax and audit, technology/innovation consulting, legal, or similar.

Key skills:

  • Proven ability to plan and oversee research or editorial projects and processes
  • Strong editing skills, with the ability to structure longer reports in detail and to help extract the story from interviews and survey data
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to deliver compelling, clean copy against tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills, adept at navigating large data sets
  • Ability to learn about and deliver new types of editorial product, including digital-first content
  • Strong project management and client liaison skills
  • Good presentation and influencing skills
  • Proactive in solving project and client challenges.

Key tasks:

  • Planning, writing and editing reports, infographics, article programmes, slide decks, social media posts, and a range of other content assets
  • Working on survey projects, for example researching the topic and developing survey questionnaires; analysing and reporting on survey data
  • Working on proposal development and supporting the sales effort in terms of ideas generation and topic research
  • Reporting on project progress, using our project management processes and tools
  • Helping to facilitate and lead workshops with our clients on topic and campaign development
  • Supporting advisory programmes: compiling literature reviews, competitor reviews and white space analysis
  • Working with other partners (designers, production companies) where relevant.

Performance measures:

  • Client satisfaction based on your work, including the ability to respond positively to client feedback
  • Editorial quality of your work, in terms of its overall impact, appeal to the target audience, as well as quality of writing and editing
  • Your success in managing and delivering multiple projects efficiently and to deadline
  • High standard of communication with your colleagues and Longitude’s clients
  • Contribution to the development of new editorial ideas, and other innovations that support the growth of Longitude’s business within the broad industrials sector.

What we offer

A stimulating environment: Our work is incredibly varied and focused on the cutting edge of global business. If you are interested in the latest business thinking and want to play an active role in shaping the debate, then this is the place for you!

Variety: As a dynamic, fast-paced company, our business is constantly evolving. This creates exciting opportunities for our whole team to work on a wide variety of new products and projects, and to play a key role in building the future of one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses.

A supportive culture: At Longitude, we focus on bringing out the best in people. We invest in training and workshops, and constantly share best practice to ensure that we can all excel. We don’t believe in a blame culture, and work hard to ensure that we work as a unified team with common goals and aspirations.

Transparency and openness: We are strong believers in open and transparent communication throughout the business and we regularly share information with the team about our performance and strategic objectives. This gives us a common purpose.


We believe that our whole team should share in our success, and we have a generous biannual bonus scheme to prove it. Alongside that, we offer a range of great benefits, including:

  • Contributory pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Monthly employee awards
  • Work-from-home days
  • Two additional days annual leave after two years’ service, plus a further one day of leave after three years of service
  • Interest-free travel loans
  • Regular social events
  • Snacks and refreshments in the office

Next Steps

To apply to our vacancy for a Senior Editor (Professional Services), please click on 'Apply' and submit a copy of your CV for consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note – Due to the expected volume of applicants we may not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.

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