Support 100 years of independent journalism.

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. 

Select and enter your email address Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

 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.

Topics in this article :