Location: NY, Atlanta, Chicago, West Coast (+India, Africa, LATAM), New York, United States
Postal Code: 10017
Job Category: Publishing
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 125k and up per year
Application requirements: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and no more than three writing samples (only business-related articles, please). Your cover letter should include a succinct (~200 words or fewer) answer to the following question: What do you like about McKinsey.com content and what are areas that you think could improve and why? Please be candid and specific.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
You’ll work closely with McKinsey authors—typically senior consultants and industry/functional experts—to develop and publish distinctive content in a range of formats and on a range of business topics, principally for publication on McKinsey.com/featured-insights. As a senior editor, you’ll be a critical member of McKinsey Global Publishing, a ~70-person team including ~25 editors. Note that you’ll focus on developing content, rather than managing a team. Content areas include, but are not limited to, specific industry sectors (e.g., banking, healthcare, energy) and functions (e.g., strategy, marketing, operations). You’ll act as both thought partner and line editor, working with authors to create publishing strategies, develop strong storylines, and produce compelling drafts. Over time, you’ll be expected to develop an active professional network within McKinsey—in particular, to build relationships with practice managers and knowledge experts, and become familiar with the publishing priorities of one or more industry/functional practices. You will stay current on business news and trends and have an appreciation of audience engagement practices and digital analytics. Qualifications · At least 10 years’ professional experience in business writing and editing, including digital publishing, preferably for an English-language business publication or a professional-services firm · Solid understanding of general business concepts; knowledge of one or more industry sectors · Strong editorial judgment; ability to rapidly absorb complex ideas and distill them into accessible copy for global audiences · Excellent communication skills (many of your interactions will be remote) · Ability to confidently and tactfully engage with senior staff and subject-matter experts; skill at achieving consensus and moving projects forward · Willingness to be edited by peers and to receive and act on feedback · Exceptional organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage complex processes, and meet both short-term and long-term deadlines · Ability to work independently in a low-structure environment and to deal with ambiguity; willingness to proactively seek guidance when appropriate · Positive attitude and team orientation