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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.

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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, with the subject line “Graduate Trainee”. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 October.