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As part of a major expansion of our editorial team, the New Statesman is hiring four senior roles to work in our London office: an associate magazine editor, an ideas editor, an online staff writer and an online editor for our international homepage. 

Please read on for more details on these roles, and to apply.

 

Associate editor, New Statesman

Salary: DOE (Competitive)

The New Statesman is looking for an experienced and talented journalist to join an expanding team at its London office.

The associate editor will commission and edit features and essays providing smart analysis and deep reporting on the trends shaping our world – in politics, culture, science, economics, lifestyle, technology and the environment. The associate editor will work for the weekly print magazine and across platforms, and will report to the editor-in-chief.

The job will involve:

  • Commissioning and editing long reads and columns for the magazine and website
  • Liaising closely with writers to restructure and sharpen their work
  • Contributing ideas for urgent features and original, timely cover stories
  • Planning ahead for special issues and setting up long reads and profiles well in advance
  • Assisting with all-round editing – reviews, comment, features – for the magazine and website
     

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience of commissioning and editing features across a range of subjects
  • A talent and passion for the close editing of text and a feel for accessible and intelligent prose
  • Experience of working with and editing world-renowned writers
  • Good contacts and ideas on writers to bring to the NS
  • Sharp political awareness and an interest in domestic and international politics, books, science, technology and ideas
  • An awareness of the news agenda, strong journalistic impulses, and a sense of what the NS can add to the debate
  • Broad cultural interests and wide reading habits
  • An interest in production and design and a willingness to engage with other aspects of the publishing operation, including marketing and events

Please apply by email, with “NS associate editor” in the subject line, with your CV and a cover letter offering a critique of the New Statesman magazine and website, as well as three writers who you would like to read in the New Statesman and why, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

 

Ideas editor, New Statesman

£DOE (competitive)

The New Statesman is looking for a talented and experienced journalist to help cover the concepts and themes necessary for understanding the world. The right candidate for this role is someone who can recognise why a particular idea is essential, and commission writers who can make our readers feel that sense of urgency.  

We’re looking for someone who is themselves an excellent writer and an experienced editor, and who has a strong sense of the New Statesman’s editorial voice.

The job will involve:

  • Editing the Ideas and Trends section of the New Statesman website
  • Developing contributors who will write on a regular basis, commissioning these writers and editing their pieces
  • Developing, editing and publishing series of articles that work together to explore a larger theme
  • Writing regularly for the website
  • Contributing to daily meetings and pitching ideas for pieces, series, newsletters, podcasts, events and more.
  • Using analytics to inform how articles are commissioned and promoted.
  • Using data to tell stories and to identify and explain trends. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience of pitching, commissioning and editing pieces on major socio-political, demographic, economic and philosophical themes for a news-based publication
  • Significant experience of editing other writers
  • A list of contacts and ideas for writers who could contribute to the Ideas section
  • A demonstrable talent for making big concepts relevant to the news cycle and getting these ideas across to an audience
  • A wide range of interests and a keen sense of what matters to our readers

Please apply by email, with “NS Ideas Editor” in the subject line, your CV, a cover letter including a critique of the NS website and three writers who you would like to read in the New Statesman and why, along with one example of your writing, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

 

Online staff writer, New Statesman

£DOE (competitive)

The New Statesman is looking for a multi-talented writer for our website. The right candidate for this role is someone who can cover a broad range of subjects in an intelligent and accessible way. 

The job will involve:

  • Contributing to daily meetings and pitching ideas based on upcoming events
  • Writing on a daily basis, from explanatory pieces to longer reporting (some travel will be necessary)
  • Setting up and conducting interviews
  • Pitching longer features and series
  • Using data to tell stories

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Experience of writing analysis and reported features for a similar title
  • A broad range of interests and a love of reading
  • A wealth of ideas that work for the New Statesman
  • Good knowledge of politics

Please apply by email, with “NS Staff Writer” in the subject line, and your CV, a cover letter including a critique of the NS website, and one example of your writing, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.
 

Online editor, New Statesman International

£DOE (competitive)

The New Statesman is looking for a talented and experienced journalist to edit the international edition of our website. This new role will involve working with editors across the world as we expand our reach and our editorial team. 

The job will involve:

  • Editing the international edition of our homepage
  • Editing, publishing and promoting contributions from our International, Washington and Asia editors
  • Commissioning writers overseas to cover specific areas
  • Contributing to daily meetings and pitching ideas based on upcoming events
  • Writing regularly for the website and magazine
  • Providing feedback on the technical requirements of the website and suggesting improvements
  • Using analytics to inform how articles are commissioned and promoted
  • Some out-of-hours work and travel will be required. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of editing and publishing stories for a news-based website
  • Demonstrable talent in writing and editing
  • A broad and well-informed interest in geopolitics and foreign affairs
  • Contacts with journalists overseas
  • An extra language and/or an international background

Please apply by email, with “NSI Online Editor” in the subject line, and your CV, a cover letter including a critique of the NS website, and one example of your writing, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

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