Posted on Dec 16, 2018 by Global Water Intelligence
Location: Media Analytics Ltd, Suite C, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1XX, UK
Salary: £25,000-£27,000 (dependent on experience, 6-month probationary period)
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Does it bother you when you haven't got to the bottom of the matter? If so, we would love to have your application for Projects Reporter at Global Water Intelligence. We are looking for someone to run our project tracking service. It is the part of our magazine which matters most to our readers and we want to impress them.
There are two sides to the job. One is managing a team of contributors (all of whom have other jobs) and motivating them to be as determined and resourceful as you are, and the other is pursuing information on project developments yourself. Most of this information does not sit around on the internet waiting to be identified by Google. It is kept to insiders. That is why it is so valuable, and also why it is so hard to get. Sometimes it takes ten phone calls to establish a single data point, but if it didn't it wouldn't be worth your time.
To do this job well you need charm and persistence, and a sense of quiet satisfaction when you know that you have really nailed a piece of information that really matters to our customers.
The basic challenge is as follows: companies subscribe to Global Water Intelligence to get up-to-date information on major water projects around the world. These start as a twinkle in a policy maker's eye, and go through various stages of development before they are eventually tendered and awarded to a contractor. The contractors and their suppliers bidding on these projects want to know about every twist and turn in this journey, and the Projects Reporter is responsible for delivering that.
If you are good at it, the role has huge potential: we are currently just scratching at the surface of what could be done. Furthermore, the position is a great place to start a career in the fast-growing world of business information. Some travel will be involved.
GWI is an ambitious company with around 50 employees based in Oxford, Austin (Texas) and Shanghai. It publishes market-leading magazines, databases, and reports on the international water industry. Additionally, it runs a series of successful events. It has a unique corporate culture which can be summed up as follows:
- We are global: Our market is totally international, and we need to reflect that. We travel a lot and around 40% of our staff don't come from the UK.
- We work for each other: We do work hard, but not out of fear or greed. It is because we care for each other and it lightens the load of everyone if we all pull together.
- We balance the commercial with the idealistic: We are passionately committed to addressing the world's water challenges, but we can only do what we do because we are a profitable business.
GWI employees are enrolled in a company pension plan and receive a holiday allowance of 25 days per year. The successful candidate will be sent to relevant training courses and conferences that help them to develop within their role, and there is also opportunity for travel.
Additional applicant instructions
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "APPLY" today, submitting a CV and a covering letter explaining in fewer than 200 words why you are applying for the job and what you think you can contribute to us that would make a real difference.
The closing date for applications is 2 January 2019.
We will discard applications which do not come with cover letters.
We will then draw up a shortlist of the strongest candidates for the position to whom we will send a skills test.
Based on this test, we will narrow the field down to applicants for interview.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only be able to offer feedback to candidates following the interview stage.