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7 September 2020

The New Statesman is hiring a graduate trainee

Please apply if you are a recent graduate from a BAME background.

By New Statesman

As part of a continued expansion and a major investment in quality journalism, the New Statesman is looking for a recent graduate from a BAME background to join our team as one of our graduate trainees.

This unparalleled introduction to journalism will involve working with some of the UK’s best-known writers on politics and culture, in a highly innovative and growing newsroom.

It is a full-time position with a competitive salary and opportunities for ongoing employment. It will involve a six-month training period that will be followed, once completed, by at least another six months working on the team.

It will provide formal training in a wide range of skills, including:

  • Finding and writing news stories
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Data journalism and data science
  • Sub-editing
  • Finding and promoting stories on social media
  • Media law
  • Investigative reporting
  • Video journalism
  • AI and computer-assisted reporting

Applicants will need to provide evidence of commitment to a career in journalism. This could include: work experience, self-published work and/or completion of formal journalism training.

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This role will be based in our central London offices, although it is likely that it will involve remote working, depending on the latest Covid-19 situation.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A strong interest in politics, economics, culture, and the forces and ideas that shape our world
  • Previous experience of writing on these subjects
  • Ideas, enthusiasm and ambition

To apply

Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to become a journalist, one example of your writing and one idea for a New Statesman piece to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk, with the subject line “Graduate Trainee”. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 October.

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  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
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