Editorial & Layout Assistant

IBISWorld, New York, New York

Date PostedJanuary 10, 2017
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
  • Join a rapidly growing company with an innovative product
  • Develop your skills editing business copy
  • Flourish at a place where people look forward to coming to work every day


Our Company

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 more than just a market research firm on Wall Street. It’s a place where great people work together to serve great companies every day. Our people are growing (personally and professionally!) almost as fast as our business.

We are now the global leader in industry market research with a very loyal following of the world’s elite businesses. How did we get here? It’s all about our people…and to keep up with demand we are looking to add even more talented people to our team.

Our mission is to be 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.

The Role

IBISWorld is looking for a driven individual with experience in both copyediting and publication layout to work with our team of editors in the heart of the Financial District. The editorial and layout assistant will be responsible for editing market research reports and ensuring 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 company’s brand.

Reporting to the Editorial Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Copyediting reports written by analysts for basic fact checking, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ensuring that reports adhere to the company’s writing and style guidelines.
  • Addressing and resolving writing, logic inconsistencies and other issues in a timely manner.
  • Writing brief summaries of key trends and statistics presented in the industry reports.
  • Following design guidelines to lay out and formatting industry research reports in InDesign.
  • Incorporating graphics into reports using existing InDesign and Illustrator templates.
  • Publishing reports as PDFs using IBISWorld proprietary applications.
  • Working and collaborating with the editorial team.
  • Interacting with analysts and the industry research manager on a regular basis.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


Required Competencies

  • BA in Communications, English or Journalism.
  • Previous experience as a proofreader or copy editor.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of standard American and Canadian English spelling and grammar rules.
  • General knowledge of business and economic concepts.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience using InDesign and Illustrator.



  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Capacity to check percentages and arithmetic.
  • Eye for visual balance.
  • Ability to learn new subjects and computer applications quickly.
  • Ability to manage high-volume, repetitive workload.
  • An understanding of team-based publishing processes and workflow.


You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary. You will also receive a comprehensive benefits package including: 401k, medical, vision, and dental insurance and paid vacation.

If you think you are the ideal candidate for this role please apply online by submitting your resume and cover letter via our Careers page at www.ibisworld.com/careers. In your cover letter, please briefly explain how your skills and experience align with the position. No phone calls please.


IBISWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States and be available to work full-time in our New York office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs.

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