The Economist Group
The Economist was first published in 1843 to take part in a “severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” Headquartered in London, The Economist Group today has offices and people across the globe, and is valued by its customers for its world-class insights and rigorous analysis.
Our vision of the world, our style and our whole philosophy are different. We are international, we stress the links between politics and business, we are sometimes irreverent and we are always independent. That philosophy is at the core of how we operate internally as well: at the Group you have a voice, and your voice is expected, heard and respected.
We value individuals who think differently and can challenge the status quo. Working at The Economist Group, wherever you start, you will continue to learn and develop your career. We will encourage you to think about and explore other positions, business units and countries that will help you and the company grow. We are a global business with a global view—working with us will take you places both physically and intellectually.
We are an international company, employing staff throughout the world, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, New York, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Tokyo and India.
We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes pension (for Europe/Asia positions) or matching 401(k) (US), extended vacation (US), life assurance (UK), health insurance, and bonus schemes that recognise and reward individual and team performance.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Training and development
We provide a range of training and development opportunities throughout The Economist Group. They are designed to help employees carry out their current jobs more effectively, and to achieve their potential.
We have a training syllabus available to all staff. It includes 20 events covering management training, communication skills and general business skills. We regularly add new courses to the syllabus.
We want to make sure that all employees get regular feedback on their performance and have the opportunity to discuss their career and personal development. We do this through the performance review process. Reviews take place at least once a year. We encourage all staff to produce individual development plans and these are reviewed by the HR department.
We regularly sponsor recognised courses of study. The aim is to make staff better at their job and to increase their potential. Funding is available if the course is relevant to an agreed career development plan.