Junior English-language sub-editor

at Oxford Business Group
Location Charlottenburg, Germany
Date Posted 10. September 2018
Category Writing / Editing / Translation
Job Type Full-time


Oxford Business Group, an international publisher of research and intelligence on emerging markets, is looking for junior English-language sub-editors for its Charlottenburg editorial office. Join a dynamic team of researchers and editors engaged with the latest information about the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Junior Sub-Editor job overview:

Fact-checks and sub-edits articles, interviews, viewpoints and chapters for annual Reports; implements proofing changes; amends/revises copy according to comments and changes from external readers; writes photo captions, headlines and sub-heads for copy; works with the design team to choose photos and create infographics. Work is done largely Monday through Friday during the day. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Edit text to ensure it is well written and logically structured;
  • Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes;
  • Ensure copy adheres to Oxford Business Group house style;
  • Check facts and raise any queries directly with the analyst;
  • Reword and rewrite copy where necessary;
  • Ensure photographs are correctly captioned;
  • Write headlines, sub-heads and summary paragraphs for copy; and
  • Flag any potential holes in coverage with deputy chief sub-editor or chief sub-editor.

Preferred qualifications:

Native or fluent English-speaking/reading/writing skills required. Bachelor’s degree; minimum one year sub-editing or proofreading experience. Experience in economics, banking and financial journalism is preferred. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus; knowledge of German is not required.

How to apply:

To apply, send a letter of interest and CV to jobsberlin@oxfordbusinessgroup.com. Please be advised you may be asked to complete a sub-editing test as part of the application process.

For more information about Oxford Business Group, please visit www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com.