Partner Research Editor

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Job type
Perm Full Time
Job location
New York
Competitive market rate salary
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We're looking for a Partner Research Editor to join our team in London or New York as part of our Content (Editorial and Advisory) functions.

The Research Editor is to join our team in London and become an integral part of our Research function, working closely with WARC’s Advisory team on bespoke partner research.

WARC is an independent and objective digital publisher relied on by the marketing, advertising, media, research and academic communities. At the heart of the company’s offering is its premium online marketing intelligence service encompassing material from more than 96 countries.

The research team provides qualitative and quantitative research, using surveys, case study data and WARC’s extensive library of marketing intelligence content, to produce reports and benchmarking tools for the advertising industry.

Partner research is a growing area at WARC. Our rapidly growing advisory business has driven the expansion of partnered research content, on a wide range of marketing effectiveness topics and across a variety of sectors. You will be part of the research team, but work closely with the Advisory team’s project managers to deliver this robust research-based content for WARC clients.

This is a unique role for someone who wants to innovate within a globally respected digital business, working closely with some of the world’s biggest brands to produce robust research-based content.


Key Responsibilities

  • Own the relationship within the research team for advisory queries, ensuring that bespoke research proposals are appropriate and achievable

  • Partner with advisory clients from project kick-off through to delivery, ensuring that the research brief is met at each stage of the project

  • Design and script quantitative surveys using online survey platforms, including working with research panel partners where required, ensuring alignment to research objectives

  • Design qualitative, interview-style questions for external contributors

  • Manage data collection, quality and visualisation in Excel and Powerpoint

  • Present research findings internally and to clients

  • Write, edit and proof long and short-form content based on research findings

  • Select and manage freelance writers

  • Contribute to the content design process, working with designers to lay out copy and bring the story to life


Your Experience

  • Ideally, at least 5 years’ experience conducting research, including survey design and build

  • A blend of strong writing and editing skills, alongside data analysis expertise

  • Familiarity with manipulating large datasets, with a keen eye for identifying inconsistencies and pulling trends out of data

  • Strong skills in telling stories based on research insights, translating data into insightful content

  • Experience within the marketing and advertising industry, with a keen interest in the latest trends, best practices and thought leadership in the industry

  • Strong client-facing skills, with confidence communicating both internally and externally

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills essential

  • InDesign skills, and some experience with data visualisation / modelling tools would be an advantage

  • A background or experience within a publishing environment would be a bonus


What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

UK benefits:

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days

  • Great learning and development opportunities

  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans

  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers

  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Cycle to Work; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

US benefits:

  • 15 days of holiday per year and an extra day for each year of service up to 20 days

  • 401K – Saving Incentive plan

  • Medical and Dental Insurance plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Vision benefits

  • Great learning and development opportunities

  • Life Assurance and Disability Insurance

  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme


Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

If you have any accessibility requirements that would make you more comfortable during the application and interview process, please let us know so that we can support you.

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About WARC

We work with the global advertising industry to make smarter, more effective marketing. We’re the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, offering unbiased advice on almost any advertising and marketing issue.

We’re a brand full of smart people who are genuinely interested in the world’s most effective advertising, as well as the agencies and clients who make it. We’re proud of the reputation WARC has in the industry, striving to be excellent at everything we do.



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