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Editorial Lead

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


New York, New York, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/Research

Location: US negotiable

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People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

About the role:

Accenture Research is seeking to hire an editor in the US. The editor will be a part of a growing, global team, working with research teams, marketing professionals, and business leaders to create high-quality thought leadership on a wide range of business, technology, and societal issues, with a particular focus on strategy.

The role is based in the US, but you will work alongside colleagues from all over the world. You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and provides opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways. If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of Accenture Research’s chief editor and senior editors, the editor will work closely and collaboratively with researchers and marketers, bringing strong thought-leadership-development, writing, and editing skills to bear on research reports, articles, and other content.

  • The editor will generally work on multiple iterations of any given content—writing or editing as needed. These efforts will require a deep knowledge of Accenture’s strategy; the range of previous publications and ongoing efforts in related areas; the desired business outcomes at the base of the thought leadership publication; and the key concerns of the involved marketing leaders.

Accenture is a global company, and the editor will need to work across time zones and with people from dozens of countries, working in English but notably with many non-native English speakers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as an editor with a business, management, or technology publication and/or as a thought leadership editor with a professional services firm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing/editing for digital channels

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to edit, rewrite, and ghost-write published reports, articles, and other materials on business, management, and technology issues

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex, challenging stakeholder environments

  • The imagination and empathy to write persuasively and authoritatively for C-level executives and other senior leaders in global organizations, with an emphasis on executive-to-executive communication

  • The ability to balance multiple considerations in creating thought leadership—ideas, research inputs, intended business outcomes, brand considerations

  • A high degree of intellectual curiosity in the areas of business, management, and technology with a particular focus on strategy.

  • Understanding of research techniques; ability to analyze data and research findings

  • An ongoing desire to improve writing skills and business knowledge and a willingness to take direction and coaching from the chief editor and other senior editors. A love of plain language.

  • Ability with Word essential; facility with PowerPoint useful.

  • Understanding of key competitors and their thought leadership channels

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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