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28 June 2021

The New Statesman is hiring

Following rapid digital growth in 2020, we are recruiting an Executive Editor, Politics, an International Managing Editor and an Audience Editor. 

By New Statesman

Executive Editor, Politics

About the Role:

The New Statesman is recruiting an Executive Editor, Politics, to internationalise and expand the title’s award-winning political coverage

This is a unique opportunity: the Executive Editor, Politics, will report to the Editor-in-Chief and lead the development and execution of the New Statesman‘s political expansion strategy in Westminster and Holyrood.

General responsibilities:

·  Working closely with the Political Editor, the successful candidate will build and then oversee a drastically expanded politics team, ensuring our coverage sets the agenda both domestically and internationally.

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·  They will be responsible for launching new formats including investigations, a political data journalism unit, and a news-gathering unit. They will coordinate with our growing international team too, to ensure that our political coverage engages audiences beyond the UK.

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About you

· The successful candidate will have extensive experience leading political and/or news teams at major media organisations

· Strong management experience, able to build and motivate teams in a highly competitive environment

· An exemplary contacts book, stocked with leading government figures but also new columnists and writers with fresh perspectives

· Experience with multimedia, newsletters, broadcast media and media strategy are all crucial to the role, as is experience with data journalism and data journalists

· The successful candidate must also be comfortable working with audience data and committed to using it to reach intelligent and engaged audiences – both in the UK and abroad.

Skills & experience

· Impeccable editorial judgement

. Strategic thinker; able to plan both short and long term

. Passionate about the New Statesman

Commercially astute and able to work with commercial teams

Full time, permanent – Temporarily remote

To apply, please email a short critique of the New Statesman and a CV and covering letter to by 16 July


International Managing Editor

About the Role:

The New Statesman is recruiting an International Managing Editor for the next stage of its ambitious international expansion. S/he will report to the International Editor and will play the central day-to-day coordinating role in the growing team – and work with the International Editor to devise and execute the next phase of the New Statesman’s international strategy.

General responsibilities:

· Managing a growing team of international correspondents and junior editors

· Building and refining the network of external contributors

· Leading the international commissioning and editing pipeline

· Editing and commissioning pieces

· Coordinating international newsletters and multimedia content

· Constantly honing the quality of international output (style, arguments, headlines, images)

· Playing a central role in analysing audiences and planning future strategy

· Helping to plan, make and integrate further hires into the growing team

About You:

· The successful candidate will have extensive experience of commissioning and editing, of managing others, and of writing world-class international affairs journalism.

· Experience of coordinating audio-visual content, managing newsletters and planning media strategy are all highly beneficial. So too are foreign language skills and experience reporting from or living in multiple countries.

· But most important of all are ambition for the New Statesman, a commitment to reaching intelligent and engaged international audiences and a fascination with the ideas shaping the modern world. 

Skills & Experience:

· Editorial judgment

· Team management

· Commissioning articles

· Editing articles

· Writing

· Public speaking/broadcast

· International affairs

· Media planning and strategy

Full time, permanent – Temporarily remote

To apply, please email a short critique of the New Statesman and a CV and covering letter to by 9 July



Audience Editor

About the role:

The New Statesman is looking for a talented and experienced Audience Editor to join its online editorial team. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing an effective strategy for audience growth from search, syndication, social and video, working closely with the senior digital editor and deputy digital editor. They will understand how to find, wrangle and present data with actionable insights for non-experts working in editorial, commercial and marketing teams.

General responsibilities:

· Manage and execute the implementation of the New Statesman’s SEO strategy, which is mainly focused on editorial traffic optimisation and growth, but also aid marketing and commercial initiatives

· Work with marketing teams to integrate audience insights into subscription growth plans

· Develop an audience data approach to commissioning online and integrate with senior online editor

· Oversee analytics platforms, including Google Analytics and and alert the editorial team to opportunities to attract audiences

· Monitor our day-to-day performance and monthly trends in search to ensure we are staying ahead of our previous performance and competition

· Own and lead regular analysis of data relating to articles and communicate it to the digital editorial team and others

· Be a super-user of and train editorial team on tools

· Create and maintain web analytics dashboards and reports in order to develop and recommend SEO strategies using Google Analytics, Excel and ideally or other database tools

· Provide SEO analysis and recommendations for specific elements and structures of websites, including news, features and landing pages, and for YouTube and social platforms

About you

· Have worked as a journalist or with journalists in a digital-focused role at an editorial publication

· Proven track record of securing audience growth through SEO and other forms of optimisation

· Deep understanding of what attracts digital audiences

· Understanding the technicalities of data provided by Google search, YouTube, newsletters, push alerts and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others

· Ability to translate data into insights

· Experience using Google Analytics and and “data wrangling” tools to find and communicate insights (Excel or reports)

Skills & experience

· Excellent editorial judgement

· Hands-on approach to audience growth and ability to encourage others to work with you to achieve it

· Passionate about New Statesman content

· Able to work collaboratively across multiple teams

Full time, permanent – Temporarily remote

To apply, please email a short critique of the New Statesman and a CV and covering letter to by 16 July