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Associate Editor, New Statesman



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  • Mags
  • London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: DOE (competitive)
  • Job type: Full-time, permanent

The New Statesman is looking for an experienced and talented journalist to join an expanding team at its London office.

The associate editor will commission and edit features and essays providing smart analysis and deep reporting on the trends shaping our world – in politics, culture, science, economics, lifestyle, technology and the environment. The associate editor will work for the weekly print magazine and across platforms, and will report to the editor-in-chief.

The job will involve:

  • Commissioning and editing long reads and columns for the magazine and website
  • Liaising closely with writers to restructure and sharpen their work
  • Contributing ideas for urgent features and original, timely cover stories
  • Planning ahead for special issues and setting up long reads and profiles well in advance
  • Assisting with all-round editing – reviews, comment, features – for the magazine and website

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience of commissioning and editing features across a range of subjects
  • A talent and passion for the close editing of text and a feel for accessible and intelligent prose
  • Experience of working with and editing world-renowned writers
  • Good contacts and ideas on writers to bring to the NS
  • Sharp political awareness and an interest in domestic and international politics, books, science, technology and ideas
  • An awareness of the news agenda, strong journalistic impulses, and a sense of what the NS can add to the debate
  • Broad cultural interests and wide reading habits
  • An interest in production and design and a willingness to engage with other aspects of the publishing operation, including marketing and events

Please apply by email, with “NS associate editor” in the subject line, with your CV and a cover letter offering a critique of the New Statesman magazine and website, as well as three writers who you would like to read in the New Statesman and why, to emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

To apply for this job please visit www.newstatesman.com.

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