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25 February 2021

The New Statesman is hiring an Editorial Assistant

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is hiring an Editorial Assistant. This is a varied role that provides an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment in an administrative capacity. The Editorial Assistant will directly assist the Editor-in-Chief with diary management and daily tasks, oversee the magazine’s invoicing process and undertake other miscellaneous tasks as required by the editorial team.  

The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator with outstanding organisational and communication skills. They will remain calm under pressure and be able to balance many different responsibilities at once. 

This role is full time and reports directly to the Editor-in-Chief. Please note that this is not a writing role.

The job will involve:

–​ Assisting the Editor-in-Chief, arranging meetings and events, setting up Zoom links, booking venues and transport, processing expenses, and helping with any other day-to-day tasks. 

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 Organising and minuting internal meetings. 

–​ Overseeing the invoice and payments process for both the New Statesman magazine and website, being the point of contact for both external contributors and the internal finance team. 

 Managing the New Statesman staff annual leave calendar. 

 Working with the New Statesman archive. 

 Liaising with the marketing team and subscribers to manage the “subscriber of the week” feature in the magazine. 

 Managing all New Statesman post, including distributing books and magazines to contributors as requested. 

– Answering the New Statesman office phone. 

– Fielding email pitches, staff press requests and other external enquiries as necessary. 

– Assisting the editorial team with any other administrative matters where required.  

The ideal candidate will: 

– Have at least two years’ experience in an administrative role. 

– Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 

– Be highly numerate and IT-literate.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk, using “NS Editorial Assistant” as the subject line, by 10am on Thursday 25 March.