Left Foot Forward is hiring

Join our team as a staff writer


Recognised as one of the UK’s most influential political websites, Left Foot Forward is taking on a staff writer to work across every aspect of our editorial process.

Reporting to the editor at our central London office, the committed and enthusiastic successful applicant will join us at an incredibly exciting time, both in politics and for the site.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Writing topical, evidence-based articles based on events in the current news cycle

  • Commissioning and sub-editing work from our network of contributors in politics, public policy and campaigns

  • Building relationships with potential contributors

  • Monitoring traditional and new media sources

  • Engaging with readers through social media channels and our daily email

  • Working under own initiative, including covering for the editor when required

Essential skills and characteristics include:

  • Excellent, demonstrable writing skills, including the ability to write and edit copy under pressure

  • A good working knowledge of British politics and current affairs

  • Commitment to the progressive values of Left Foot Forward

  • An intuitive understanding of what will attract readers and set the political agenda

The following could be advantageous:

  • A journalism qualification and/or previous experience of online journalism

  • Previous experience of data presentation/journalism, especially to enrich online content

  • Experience of working with statistics or quantitative/qualitative research methods

  • Previous experience of campaigning, especially online

To apply please send your CV and one page cover letter to [email protected]

Closes Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Salary: £18,000 for 30 hours per week (£22,500 pro rata)

Please note: We may conduct interviews on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the closing date. Please apply asap if you are interested.

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