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Pentin promoted to role of international advertising director at Newsweek

John Pentin has been regional advertising director of Newsweek since 2005.

John Pentin, regional advertising director of Newsweek since 2005, has been promoted to the role of international advertising director.

Pentin will oversee Newsweek's regional sales and marketing operations in Europe and Asia and will report to global publisher Rhona Murphy.

Confirming the appointment, Murphy said Pentin had proven himself to be an effective and enthusiastic leader through both good and challenging times, always keenly supporting his team members and the Newsweek brand.

"John has deep relationships in the industry and a wide knowledge of pan-regional business," Murphy added.

Pentin had been managing the German, Africa, Eastern Europe and Middle East regions for Newsweek since 2005. He had also previously served as UK sales director.

He joined the London office of Newsweek as a sales executive in 1991. He was previously employed with the Sunday Times and Redwood Publishing.

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We're hiring! Join the New Statesman as an editorial assistant

The NS is looking for a new recruit.

The New Statesman is hiring an editorial assistant, who will work across the website and magazine to help the office run smoothly. The ideal candidate will have excellent language skills, a passion for journalism, and the ability to work quickly and confidently under pressure.

The job is a broad one – you will need to understand the requirements of both halves of the magazine (politics and culture) as well as having an interest in the technical requirements of magazine and website production. Experience with podcasts and social media would be helpful.

The right person will have omnivorous reading habits and the ability to assimilate new topics at speed. You will be expected to help out with administration tasks around the office, so you must be willing to take direction and get involved with unglamorous tasks. There will be opportunities to write, but this will not form the main part of the job. (Our current editorial assistant is now moving on to a writing post.)

This is a full-time paid job, which would suit a recent graduate or someone who is looking for an entry into journalism. On the job training and help with career development will be offered.

Please apply with an email to Stephen Bush (Stephen. Bush @ with the subject line ‘Editorial Assistant application’.  

In your covering letter, please include a 300-word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the New Statesman. Please also include 500 words on what you consider to be the most interesting trend in British politics, and your CV as a Word document. 

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 12th October.