RELX Group Editor, Global Production - RBI - Houston in Houston, Texas

Editor, Global Production - RBI - Houston


Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Copy Editor - RBI - Houston

RBI's global production department is looking for a dynamic individual to become its Copy Editor.

We are looking for someone who has impeccable interpersonal skills, the confidence to challenge what is being said in the copy, and the ability to manage numerous projects at the same time.

The successful candidate would enjoy a fast-paced role in a busy publishing environment, and have a keen eye for detail to ensure the highest standards of our portfolio are maintained. Keeping your sense of humor while working under pressure is essential.

The Houston copy editors form part of a 24-hour global production team that performs critical functions for some of RBI’s leading brands – ICIS, Flightglobal, Estates Gazette and Farmers Weekly.

With offices in London, Houston, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore, the team is responsible for design and layout, copy editing, translation and digital and print production for such diverse products as daily pricing reports to weekly magazines and daily newspapers through to building websites.

Key responsibilities:

- Edit copy with a particular focus on accuracy and the logic of the reporting, ensuring the copy is easy to understand and corrections are avoided

- Edit copy according to the requirements of the business

- Develop the ability to determine whether the text of reports supports the price assessments

- Ensure style is enforced and legal problems are identified

- Identify opportunities within the copy for alternative ways of presenting the story – infographics, tables or graphs – and create/edit such elements using data visualization software

- Complete work quickly and to deadlines

- Keep accurate and comprehensive records of editorial metrics

- Complete layout tasks in InDesign to a high standard

- Some travel may be involved

Experience Required:

- Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in English, communications, journalism, business, science or related fields

- Professional experience in a communications or publishing environment

- Expert user of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

- Basic knowledge of page-layout software

- Proficiency with the Adobe suite (InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop) is a plus

- Experience using content management systems (CMS) is a plus

- Experience using Tableau and Infogram is a plus

- Knowledge of energy (oil & gas), chemicals or aerospace industries is a plus. Has confidence when dealing with figures, such as financial results or commodities pricing

- Fluency in Spanish (writing and speaking) is a plus

- Candidates must be eligible to work in the US

About Reed Business Information:

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%

- 18 Days Holiday

- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year

- Benefits start the upon hire date

- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries

RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact . EEO is the Law . EEO is the Law Supplement