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Title:  Lead Editor, Equity Research




Requisition ID: 72460


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


As part of Scotiabank’s Equity Research Publishing team, the Lead Editor is responsible for editing equity research publications; providing editorial mentorship and coaching to editorial team members; managing assigned Equity Research editorial projects through the publishing process; ensuring that publications meet the department’s publishing standards and adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements. This position is suitable for a hardworking, energetic individual with strong interpersonal and project management skills. This position is based in Toronto.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, publishing, communications, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of editing or writing experience in publishing, financial services or corporate communications.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words and rules of composition and grammar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in editing material written by individuals who have English as a second language.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Excellent project management and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects based on workflow dependencies, competing business initiatives, and time constraints.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Completion of the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) or strong financial knowledge is an asset.
  • Experience using BlueMatrix is an asset.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Review and edit Equity Research publications (e.g., initiation reports, marketing presentations, and weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports) as assigned, correcting errors in spelling, grammar, consistency, syntax, and style and following the department’s editing guidelines.
  • Ensure critical deadlines are met, errors are minimized and accurate and well-edited research is delivered to internal and external clients in a professional manner.
  • Liaise with research analysts/associates and Research Publishing (editors/desktop publishers/supervisory analysts) to edit research reports and coordinate signoffs.
  • Ensure publications meet compliance and regulatory requirements (e.g., proper logo usage and correct disclosures).
  • Co-ordinate with desktop publishers to fix any formatting issues and ensure production deadlines are met.
  • Co-ordinate signoff of the report with the supervisory analyst group and the research analyst.
  • Demonstrate superior time- and project-management skills.
  • Correctly tag reports in the BlueMatrix publishing platform when ready to publish.
  • Perform key post-publishing checks (e.g., check third-party vendors & the client website).
  • Train new editorial hires.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor three Senior Editors.
  • Develop and present writing skills workshops for internal staff members.
  • Proactively solve issues related to the editing or publishing processes as they arise.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop new products, ensuring they meet branding and compliance standards.

Evening and weekend work is required.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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