Show Hide image Politics 17 April 2014 Job vacancy: Staff writer, Progressive Media data project Progressive Media, the parent company of the New Statesman, is launching a spin-off website using data to tell stories. We're looking for a staff writer. Print HTML Staff writer, Progressive Media Data Project Progressive Media, the parent company of the New Statesman, is launching a spin-off website. We are looking for a staff writer for the project who can find stories in proprietary data and bring them to life for our readers. This role would suit a recent graduate or someone looking for their first or second job in journalism. The right candidate will be: Highly numerate and not afraid of statistics Able to write clear, concise and engaging copy Interested in exploring and explaining how things work Comfortable with the idea of using data visualisation tools Experience using web content management systems is preferred but not essential. This role will be online-only, and will not involve writing for the New Statesman magazine or about Westminster politics. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Data project – application”. Please include a covering letter detailing: A brief biography with any relevant experience, or a fuller CV if you prefer (as a PDF or Word document) 250 words on what data-driven stories you have enjoyed recently, and how the statistics and text elements worked together Please do not include any other attachments (eg cuttings); everything should be in the body text of your email. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 6 May. The role is a paid full-time position based in our office in Blackfriars, reporting to the project’s editor, Jonn Elledge. Salary dependent on experience. › In the Frame: Easter in Isolationist England Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics. Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?