The New Statesman is hiring a Special Projects Writer

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The New Statesman is looking for a versatile, talented and efficient writer to work on the Spotlight policy supplement, writing news, features and producing advertorials, and in producing other supplements and commercial content on a variety of subjects.

Spotlight is the New Statesman’s regular policy supplement, featuring leading policymakers and experts on major issues, from climate change to coronavirus. 

The job will involve:

Sourcing features and interviews from parliamentarians, experts and business leaders
Writing and editing news and features, both editorial and advertorial, on a broad range of subjects
Sub-editing copy
Working with layouts
Working with clients to produce advertorials and supplements
Researching and coming up with ideas

The role requires a broad general knowledge and an ability to learn quickly about different areas of policy. We’re looking for someone who is independent, creative and fascinated by the subjects the New Statesman covers.

The ideal candidate will have:

A journalism qualification or experience of working on an equivalent publication
A knowledge of government policy and its effects
Experience of commissioning and sub-editing

Please apply by emailing a short cover letter, a CV and one example of your writing to

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