Assistant Vice President, Research Writer - Methodologies

Moody's Analytics   •  

New York, NY

5 - 7 years

Posted 241 days ago

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The Role / Responsibilities:

Methodology Framework Group – Fundamental
We seek an Assistant Vice President – Research Writer to join the Methodology Development Group (MDG) and become part of the team responsible for developing and publishing all methodologies for fundamental sectors within Moody’s Investors Service.

Role: The research writer will manage the writing quality of methodology publications. Through a combination of writing, editing, coaching and providing feedback, the research writer will:

  • · Drive consistent writing quality in methodology documents by improving the clarity, organization and transparency of analytical thought
  • · Encourage and propose ideas to create consistency in language across methodologies and, as needed, obtain consensus across MDG, the Methodology Review Group (MRG), and Legal and Compliance
  • · Foster partnerships with methodology coordinators, authors and key contributors in Credit Strategy and Standards and across the fundamental rating groups
  • · Contribute to meeting methodology deadlines
  • · Improve the methodology writing skills of authors
  • · Improve methodology authors' adherence to our methodology guidelines and CMS workflow

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • · In partnership with analytic leads, edit and rewrite drafts under tight deadlines that define the scope of the methodology universe and that clearly express analytical concepts, scorecard factors, scorecard mechanics, limitations, assumptions and other rating considerations
  • · Provide strong rationale for editorial judgments
  • · Execute quality assurance measures
  • · Build strong partnerships with the various contributors to, and stakeholders in, the methodology development process, including analytic leads, scorecard developers, rating group analysts and managers, the Document Process Group, Rating and Process Oversight, and MRG; be proactive in developing relationships and building trust
  • · Provide support in maintaining a methodology template
  • · Work with the production team to ensure high-quality graphics

· As appropriate, lead or assist with ad hoc editorial and writing projects or tasks