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21 May 2021

We’re hiring! Apply to be the NS’s new political correspondent

The New Statesman is hiring a political correspondent to join its Westminster team. 

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is looking for a hard-working, motivated and talented individual to join its award-winning politics team as political correspondent.

The ideal candidate should have:

– A keen interest in and understanding of politics across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

– The ability to write fast and clean copy.

– Excellent research and investigative skills.

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– A good understanding of digital media and experience using social media.

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– Will be able to handle the big occasions, spot the lighter-hearted stories, and generate their own stories from a range of sources.

– Work well within a small team.

Strong contacts within the major political parties are preferable, but not essential, but the successful candidate must be prepared to build contacts quickly. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute regularly to our digital and print editions, writing analysis, reported features and interviews, and will report to the political editor. 

Unorthodox applicants with a background in Parliament, government, the civil service or other relevant fields outside journalism are encouraged to apply, as are applicants who have had at least one full-time role in journalism.

If you would like to apply,  please send a Saturday morning version of our daily newsletter Morning Call and a CV to, with the subject header “NS Political Correspondent” by 11 June.

Morning Call is our daily morning newsletter that is read by politicians across the House and at the heart of the United Kingdom’s four governments. An example of the newsletter can be seen here