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12 October 2020

New Statesman job opportunity: Deputy online editor

The NS is looking for a talented and experienced journalist to join its online editorial team. 

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is looking for a talented and experienced journalist to join its online editorial team. The right candidate for this role will be a skilful editor with excellent news instincts and a first-rate knowledge of UK politics. They will also have a strong interest in ideas and concepts and a keen understanding of the New Statesman’s editorial voice. 

Salary: DOE (competitive) 

The job will involve:

– Commissioning and editing staff writers for the website and assisting with the daily schedule

– Working closely with writers to sharpen and improve their pieces

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– Working flexibly, including possible evening and weekend shifts 

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– Contributing ideas for impactful interviews, guest pieces and themed series

– Assisting with social media promotion

– Curating the homepage and editing columnists in the senior editor’s absence

The ideal candidate will have:

– Significant experience of commissioning and editing writers across a range of subjects

– A firm grasp of the news agenda, strong journalistic impulses, and a sense of what the NS can add to the debate

– Good contacts and ideas on writers to bring to the NS

– Sharp political instincts and an interest in domestic and foreign affairs, ideas, science, technology and books

– Experience of using social media to promote pieces

– An understanding of how data and analytics are used in journalism 

– An interest in production and design and a willingness to engage with other aspects of the publishing operation, including marketing and events

Please apply by email, with “NS deputy online editor” in the subject line, and your CV, a cover letter including a critique of the New Statesman website, as well as three writers who you would like to read in the NS and why, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 30 October 2020