We're hiring! Weekend editor needed for NewStatesman.com

The New Statesman is looking for a weekend editor for its website.

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The New Statesman is looking for a talented editor with a minimum of two years experience on a national magazine or mainstream news website.

We are looking for a talented all-rounder with a passion for current affairs and a keen insight into what New Statesman readers want. The ideal candidate will have the ability to write and edit a mix of breaking news, comment and feature articles. They will be skilled at generating ideas, will have experience of operating at the fast pace required in a digital newsroom, and will have an eye for spotting social media trends.

This is an exciting time of growth for the New Statesman. The job involves a five-day working week which will include the weekend, and the chance to be part of a dynamic team at Britain’s leading politics and culture magazine.

The role will involve:

Writing news stories and features.

Editing stories generated by our writers.

Editing and commissioning

Updating the New Statesman homepage.

Generating ideas for multimedia content.

Sourcing and cropping images.

Managing the New Statesman social feeds.


The successful applicant should have:

First-class editing and writing skills.

A grounding in British and world politics.

A knowledge of media law.

A good grasp of web analytics and SEO.

In-depth understanding of social media.

Experience of commissioning.

Experience of using CMS.

To apply, please send an email to india.bourke@newstatesman.co.uk with the subject line "NS Weekend Editor". Include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, and a CV. Closing date for applications is 9 December at noon.

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