New Statesman, Special Projects Editor
The New Statesman is looking for a journalist skilled in editing, commissioning, writing and production to work on its award-winning supplements.
The role will include:
- Writing interviews, features and news.
- Commissioning features and op-eds.
- Editing and proofreading.
- Working closely with commercial teams on pitches and leads.
- Recruiting and training writers.
- Ensuring all commercial content complies with regulations.
- Pitching and developing new projects.
- Appearing at and chairing events, such as panel discussions and on-stage interviews.
The ideal candidate will have:
- At least two years’ experience as a section editor or editor, with demonstrable experience of having managed other journalists.
- A keen interest in policy, business and technology.
- Expertise in print production, including flatplanning, InDesign and sub-editing
- Strong contacts in politics and business, or a proven ability to develop contacts in a particular area.
- A knowledge of media law.
- Huge reserves of ideas and enthusiasm.
To apply, please complete the application form below with the following:
- A covering letter.
- A link or pdf to one interview or feature you’ve written that shows your suitability for the role.
- A short (less than 200 words) pitch for a new supplement, or a subject area Spotlight should cover, with a few suggestions for features/interviewees/writers and commercial opportunities.
- Your CV.