PolicyTracker, Senior Journalist

PT Publishing Ltd
London, offices opposite Parliament, SE1 7SJ
Up to £30,000 for right candidate
Closing date
20 Jan 2022
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Do you want to make your name researching and reporting on an emerging policy area? Do you want to investigate, interview and analyse rather than re-writing press releases?

That's what we do at PolicyTracker. We are the only newsletter devoted to spectrum policy, an increasingly important part of the telecoms, broadcasting, satellite and technology sectors. A highly respected publication, we have been in existence for 17 years and all the major players in the field are subscribers. We also have a subscription research service, produce bespoke business reports and provide consultancy services.

We need a senior journalist who can identify the issues that matter to companies, regulators and government then convert this into news, features and analysis pieces. These will be delivered via our subscription website policytracker.com. Take a trial to find out more! (Mention that you're a job applicant)

This post is ideally suited to a graduate with journalism qualifications and at least a year's experience. Most of your time will be spent writing articles for our newsletter but you can also contribute to our research activities. The beat is global and this job focuses on Europe. There are opportunities for travel once Covid allows!

This is not a working from home position and is based in our offices in Vauxhall in Central London. For the right candidate, we will offer a highly competitive salary.

Our staff go on to big things - former post-holders went to work in policy analysis for regulators and trade bodies.

Candidate requirements:

  • Interest in regulatory policy
  • Can develop industry contacts
  • Ability to generate new story ideas
  • Appreciation of the pan-European and global aspects of spectrum policy
  • Can write quick, clear and accurate copy
  • Can use simple content management systems
  • Good sense of the target audience for our products
  • Good numerical skills
  • Preferably NCTJ qualified
  • Experience of business journalism an advantage
  • Educated to degree level or above
  • Second language an advantage
  • Willingness to travel
  • Some out of hours working required

Closing date: 20 January 2022. Apply early and we may be able to offer you a day in the office before the interviews! To discuss this job with our Managing Director, Martin Sims, call +44 (0)207 100 2875.

Interviews will be held on 27 January, with the successful candidate starting work ASAP.

How to apply:

Send a CV and covering letter, neither more than a page long, by completing the application form below.


At PolicyTracker our mission is to explore the latest debates in spectrum management and policy and since 2004 we have been publishing the only newsletter devoted to the subject. 

Our premium product is the Spectrum Research Service, which features briefings, a database and analysis of spectrum policy, focussing particularly on 5G, upcoming WRCs and the policies of the key players.  We also offer bespoke research services.

We produce highly regarded training courses featuring acknowledged international experts, including our signature Understanding Modern Spectrum Management course and the Spectrum Auctions Masterclass. 

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Riverbank House,
1 Putney Bridge Approach,
United Kingdom

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