Media 7 September 2020 The New Statesman is hiring a graduate trainee Please apply if you are a recent graduate from a BAME background. Shutterstock Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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. 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 email@example.com, with the subject line “Graduate Trainee”. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 October. › US democracy in peril: will disinformation decide the 2020 election? Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!