The Conversation, Wales Editor
We are looking for a Welsh speaking journalist based in Wales to join The Conversation UK. Together with an audience assistant the role will form a new Wales team.
On a day-to-day basis, the role will involve devising and developing ideas, responding to pitches, and working with academic experts to edit and publish articles authored by them for a general audience. The role will also involve running some training workshops for academics keen to work with us and wider media.
This role is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales for an initial period of 2 years. The team will support high quality research undertaken in Wales, promoting it domestically and internationally, and through training and other events will encourage greater collaboration within the research community and beyond. The team will have three principal aims:
- To better find and present issues relating to Wales and to encourage Welsh academics to comment on events outside of Wales;
- To support and develop the research community in Wales, through training, webinars, and other events, with a particular focus on early career researchers and underrepresented groups;
- To ensure stories from academics in Wales published in The Conversation reach both a global audience and a local/regional one.
Salary: £32,000 p.a.
- Strong written and verbal grasp of Welsh language (fluent) (essential)
- Able to grasp complex ideas and help translate these for a general audience
- Demonstrable editing skills from working with academic material or in journalism
- Excellent grasp of the English language
- Passion for public engagement with academic knowledge
- Highly organised and able to multitask a number of competing tasks
- Able to report on progress, aims and targets
- Good diplomatic skills
- Team player
Please send your application in English. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in Welsh and English. We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at The Conversation and actively encourage applications from BAME candidates.
You must be legally able to work in the UK.