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28 June 2021

The New Statesman is hiring: Executive Editor, Politics

We are recruiting an Executive Editor, Politics, to internationalise and expand our award-winning political coverage.

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.

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