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Company: IBISWorld
Editorial & Layout Assistant
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
January 29, 2014
Job ID: 1459175


The IBISWorld Opportunity

IBISWorld is growing. Fast. And to keep up with our rapid growth, we’re looking to build on our biggest strength: our people.

IBISWorld is a global company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing. We are the world’s largest publisher of industry research. Our success has created abundant opportunity and we’re looking for the best and brightest to join us as we continue to expand our operations across America.

Our mission is tobe the premier provider of high value-added information to the largest and most influential enterprises in the nations where we operate. We do this while maintaining a culture where people are passionate about their work and are surrounded by like-minded, intelligent achievers. Your mission is to find out how you can be a part of our progression and innovation.

 Since our inception in the United States, we’ve grown to a multimillion-dollar business, making us one of the fastest-growing small businesses in the United States. We believe that IBISWorld offers a great opportunity for people who share our vision of delivering great value for our customers and for ourselves. We are looking for people who want more than a job – people who are seeking a career. You’ll be given an opportunity to push your boundaries, find out what you’re really capable of, work with and learn from smart people and enjoy a journey where you will be part of building a world-class organization.

Our head office in the United States is located in Santa Monica, CA, just a short walk from the beach, the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. We are a fast-growing company that rewards results and hard work. We have a casual work environment and a great corporate culture where people enjoy their work knowing they will be rewarded for personal and team successes. 


IBISWorld is looking for an individual with experience in both proofreading and publication layout (preferably using InDesign) to work in our Santa Monica office. The editorial and layout assistant will be responsible for editing market research reports and making sure they adhere to IBISWorld writing standards and style guidelines. The assistant will also use InDesign and established templates to lay out reports according to design specifications consistent with the IBISWorld brand. Some assignments must be completed within strict deadlines, while others are looser and require self-accountability.


  • Copyeditreports written by economic analysts for spelling, punctuation and grammar issues, sometimes under tight deadlines.
  • Ensure that economic reports adhere to company writing and style guidelines.
  • Address and resolve writing, logic and style issues in reports in a timely manner.
  • Make corrections to reports without altering the meaning or logic of the content.
  • Write brief summaries of key trends and statistics presented in the industry reports.
  • Follow design guidelines to lay out and format industry research reports in InDesign.
  • Manipulate and fit text, display type, charts and graphics into reports using existing InDesign and Illustrator templates.
  • Publish reports as PDFs using IBISWorld proprietary applications.
  • Work and collaborate with editorial team and lead editor.
  • Interact with economic analysts (the authors of the reports) and industry research manager on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or Journalism.
  • Six months to two years of work experience as a proofreader or copy editor.
  • Excellent written communication skills and in-depth knowledge of standard English spelling and grammar rules.
  • General knowledge of business and economic concepts is preferred, as is experience working at a business publication.
  • Strong organization and time management skills. Flexibility with tight deadlines is a must.
  • Experience using InDesign, Illustrator or other desktop publishing software.
  • Experience working in an Apple OS environment.

 Key Attributes

  • Attention to detail
  • Eye for detail and visual balance
  • Mastery of English language and grammar
  • Ability to learn new subjects quickly
  • Comfortable with high-volume, somewhat repetitive work
  • Understanding of business writing and terminology
  • Understanding of team-based publishing processes and workflow
  • Ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

 All applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States and be available to work in our Santa Monica, CA, office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs. IBISWorld is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume via the following link.  Only applicants who apply through this link will be considered.

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