NB The application deadline for this post is now passed.
Science and technology writer – newstatesman.com
The New Statesman is hiring a science and technology writer, who will work predominantly on the magazine’s website.
This a full-time paid job based in our office in London, with a salary to be determined depending on experience.
The successful candidate will write daily blog posts, as well as commission and edit guest pieces for newstatesman.com on science and technology topics. The position is a junior one on our expanding web desk, and would suit a journalist with some experience in online writing, and a strong interest and background in covering this field.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have excellent writing skills
- Be immersed in internet culture (eg know the correct pronunciation of “gif”, or have strong opinions about it)
- Demonstrate the ability to assimilate new topics at speed
- Be comfortable commissioning and editing guest posts from other writers, and curating a wide range of science and tech coverage
- Have a strong background in science and/or technology (a degree or other qualification is helpful, but not essential)
- Be passionate about your field (know your App.net from your Branch, and care about the existence, or not, of the Higgs Boson)
- Be familiar with how to use a web content management system
Please apply with a CV and a covering letter to Deputy Editor Helen Lewis on helen[at]newstatesman[dot]co[dot]uk by 5pm on Friday 6 September 2013. As part of your covering letter, please include a 200-word outline of how you think newstatesman.com could improve and expand its science and technology coverage. Please don’t send large attachments of cuttings or portfolios – this will be requested at a later date if required.
NB Applications which do not follow this outline will not be considered.