The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is seeking to recruit a great editor with a flair for writing who will be responsible for overseeing all output. This position is an initial nine month contract to cover our current production editor’s maternity leave.
It is a varied role with multiple responsibilities including:
Rewriting, subbing and fact-checking copy, including our stories, blog posts and external comms
Producing and publishing stories in our CMS, including headlining, picture selection and layout
Working with reporters on their storytelling and how to make maximum impact with their investigations
Running the Bureau’s social media accounts and website, and continuing to build our online presence
Contributing to regular ideas and story development meetings
Candidates must have experience on a news or commissioning desk, exceptional writing abilities and excellent social media skills.
The ideal candidate will also have:
A good understanding of current media law
Several years editing experience
Meticulous fact-checking abilities
Demonstrable enthusiasm for investigative journalism
An interest in innovative approaches to storytelling and production and a desire to incorporate them into the Bureau’s output
Salary: Up to £46,000 (pro rata). Starting August/September.
To apply please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 9am Monday June 19th.
Interviews will take place on Thursday June 22nd.