London Office - Editorial Specialist

London

Who we are 

L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm that addresses the most critical commercial issues for the leaders of some of the world's most successful businesses. With over 2000 professionals located across five continents, L.E.K. specializes in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) support with clients across the full range of corporates and private equity. We are experts across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences and healthcare, retail and consumer, financial services, industrials, energy, and transportation.


Editorial Specialist: 

L.E.K. Consulting is looking for an Editorial Specialist to join our growing global marketing team! Reporting to L.E.K.’s Senior Director of Content Strategy, the Editorial Specialist will be an integral member of the global marketing department, supporting the development of a broad range of B2B thought leadership and marketing content with primary focus on projects from the firm’s European authors as well as production support across all regions. Critical to this role is the ability and versatility to oversee print and digital production and maintain quality control of long- and short-form content in a fast-paced, dynamic in-house publishing environment.

 Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director/Content Strategy, sector marketing managers and authors on the production of a wide range of written content that covers various industries including but not limited to Life Sciences and Healthcare, Financial Services, Industrials, Travel, Transport & Logistics and Consumer & Retail.
  • Play an integral role in producing thought leadership that includes white papers, articles, blog posts, infographics, PowerPoint slides, webpages, social media posts and email blasts
  • Own and manage end-to-end production of white papers and other thought leadership; responsibilities include:
    • Managing multiple projects at a time
    • Working with multiple outside designers on print and digital layout
    • Making editorial recommendations that improve content quality and readability
    • Collaborating with authors, marketing managers and designers to improve graphics
    • Facilitating proofreading
    • Ensuring all production deadlines are met
    • Being a highly valued last line of defense against errors
  • Serve as an advocate for copy consistency, upholding the brand’s tone of voice and style guide through all content
  • Coordinate with the US-based Editorial Specialist to update and maintain in-house style guide and collaborate with the firm’s design manager to keep brand guidelines up to date
  • Maintain editorial pipeline for tracking projects and for use during weekly production meetings
  • Consistently communicate project progress to sector marketing managers and other internal stakeholders throughout the entire production lifecycle
  • Work with senior consulting staff on industry awards submissions
  • Write short articles, landing page and web copy, and other content as requested
  • Provide other general marketing program management support as requested

 Qualifications

  •  4+ years of professional work experience in content editing/production, preferably in a professional services or agency environment; experience in publishing industry a plus
  • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills, especially in thought leadership and digital formats
  • Ability to exercise sound editorial judgment and to advocate for changes where necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multitask and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment, while also showing initiative to work independently and proactively contribute to department goals
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues of all levels within the firm; strong interpersonal communication skills are a must
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with outside vendors
  • Strong attention to detail and a keen eye for consistency within and across different content pieces
  • Critical thinker and creative problem solver
  • Proficiency with AP style
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite including the aptitude to format and improve charts in PowerPoint along with the ability and drive to learn new systems and/or software
  • Experience using project management software (e.g., Wrike) a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related fields required