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21 March 2018

Job opportunity at the New Statesman: Tech and digital culture writer

The New Statesman is looking for a new staff writer for its award-winning website.

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is looking for a digital culture and technology writer to join its team.

This is a full-time paid job based in our office in London, with a salary to be determined depending on experience.

This junior role would suit someone near the start of their career, who is comfortable with both news and features writing. Experience in online journalism, and demonstrable passion for digital culture and technology, are essential – as is the ability to work as part of a small, expanding team, often independently.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a flair for writing in a way that both entertains and brings out the wider significance of new cultural and technological trends
  • Have the ability to find and report unusual and interesting stories, and get to the heart of the big themes in how we live our lives online
  • Demonstrate the ability to assimilate new, unfamiliar topics at speed
  • Be immersed in internet culture
  • Be familiar with different ways to make your stories appeal to audiences on a variety of platforms, from social media to the New Statesman homepage.
  • Be familiar with how to use a web content management system
  • Be able to use image editing software like Photoshop (though this is not essential)

Please send an application with a CV and a covering letter to India.Bourke@newstatesman.co.uk by 5pm on the 29 March 2018, with the subject line “NS job application”. Interviews will be held in early April.

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As part of your covering letter, please include a short article of between 500 and 900 words that either reveals an aspect of digital culture we won’t have heard of, or astonishes us with a fresh take on something we thought we understood.

NB Applications which do not follow this outline will not be considered.