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We’re hiring! Join the New Statesman as a digital sub-editor

Applications close on 10 February.

The New Statesman is looking for a hard-working, conscientious individual to oversee its digital production. The role will include subbing and headlining online stories, adapting print headlines to the web, and overseeing the iPad and other digital editions. It is a full time role based in our office in Blackfriars.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have previous experience of sub-editing in a magazine, newspaper or current affairs website;
  • Be used to working in a team;
  • Be disciplined about managing their time and juggling multiple tasks across a working day;
  • Have a good understanding of SEO and social optimisation, and a flair for writing compelling, accurate and informative headlines;
  • Have experience of content management systems;
  • Be flexible, able to help with a wide variety of tasks in the office if needed.
  • Have the judgement to fact-check stories, and identify any legal queries or inconsistencies.

Experience of iPad and Kindle production is desirable but not essential. This role will report to our digital editor. The salary is dependent on experience.

To apply, please send a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and 200 words on how the New Statesman could improve its digital production.

Emails should be sent to with the subject line “Online sub-editor”. The closing deadline for applications is noon on Friday, 10 February.