Criteria Writer/Editor

S&P Global
New York, USA
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Criteria Writer/Editor
We are seeking an experienced editor with a strong understanding of S&P Global Ratings' criteria and methodologies. You will work closely with S&P practices to create research that helps users of our ratings understand how S&P Global Ratings' analysts generally approach the analysis of issuers or issues in all sectors. The role will involve ensuring the readability of our criteria writing and producing articles that are clear, concise, complete, and correct.

The Team:
S&P Global Ratings Editorial team consists of about 100 staff in offices around the world and is part of our Analytical Business Operations and Controls division. As part of this team, you will work closely with editors and analysts globally to produce criteria content on corporations, financial institutions, governments, and structured finance transactions. We operate in an exciting, diverse, and dynamic environment and we are committed to putting our people first.

The Impact:
The quality of your work has a direct correlation and is critical to S&P Global Ratings' mission to provide transparency and accountability to financial markets. The quality and accuracy of our ratings criteria support our reputation as the foremost provider of market intelligence and analytical insight. The essential information we provide powers the future of the markets and accelerates progress in the world.

What's in it for you:
• You will collaborate with a diverse team of content creators at the forefront of next-generation publishing.
• You will gain wide geographical exposure by working on editing and writing assignments with analytical and editorial colleagues around the world.
• You will accelerate your career through continuous learning opportunities, including developing your digital content skills and subject matter expertise.
• Edit criteria and related articles, including headlines and subheads, tables, charts, and other visual elements.
• Manage pipeline of articles in conjunction with global editorial teams.
• Apply understanding of S&P Global Ratings to enhance the readability and accuracy of articles.
• Pay strong attention to detail and processes to ensure error-free articles under tight deadlines that comply with regulatory standards.
• Apply "digital-first" principles of writing, ensuring structural coherence of articles, clarity of thought, brevity, and use of plain English.
• Highlight insights through refining key messages, topic sentences, and headlines.

What We're Looking For:
• Bachelor's degree in digital journalism, communications, economics, or a related discipline.
• Proven editing and writing ability, with minimum of two years' experience in financial research or business media.
• Proven understanding of S&P Global Ratings' criteria and methodologies.
• Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
• Sound knowledge of terminology and concepts used in financial markets.
• Good interpersonal and decision-making skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and pressured environment.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $88,700 to $175,650 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 280613
Posted On: 2023-01-27
Location: New York, New York, United States
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