Spear’s, the multi-award-winning media brand for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and the professionals who advise them, is seeking an experienced research manager as it expands its coverage of private client advisers and service-providers to (U)HNWs. This newly created role provides an opportunity for the right candidate to join the team at a pivotal moment in the development of Spear’s as a brand and as a business.
The successful candidate will:
- Manage the research and publication/promotion of the industry-leading Spear’s indices and rankings, and help Spear’s to cement its reputation as an indispensable source of industry insight for (U)HNWs and the private client advisers they rely upon
- Carry out research interviews with leading figures from the wealth management industry and related sectors
- Design surveys and data journalism projects
- Contribute ideas and intelligence to Spear’s editorial output and attend regular planning sessions
- Coach junior team members and play an active role in their development
- Upload and optimise content across the Spear’s websites
- Help build and engage the Spear’s community of private client advisers and service-providers to (U)HNWs via social media and in person
- Engage with influencers, journalists and PRs to create a network of content champions
- Contribute ideas and consistently achieve the highest editorial standards according to house style and SEO guidelines
- Assist the editors with ad hoc commercial projects for the wider group
- Successfully curate intelligence from a large number of data analysts, editors and experts from within the wider group
- Be an accomplished researcher and/or project manager with at least 4 years’ experience
- Have considerable and demonstrable experience of working with data and databases
- Take a digital-first approach to publishing
- Be committed to forward-planning and hitting deadlines
- Recognise the relationship between research, data and high-quality, data-driven journalism
- Take an entrepreneurial approach to the expansion of Spear’s as a brand and business
- Have impeccable attention to detail
- Be committed to producing excellent work
- Be comfortable representing the interests of very wealthy readers and their advisers
Other desirable attributes include:
- A good understanding of SEO and analytics – and how these forces should influence content
- A strong understanding of social media, particularly as a means to generate traffic and engagement
- Excellent communication and organisational skills
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How to apply
Please email send an email to email@example.com with ‘Research Manager Application’ in the subject line. Please attach your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role.