Deputy Editor, DeSmog UK – London

Published 17:58 on February 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:58 on February 2, 2018  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

DeSmog UK is seeking a Deputy Editor to join its growing team of investigative journalists dedicated to cutting through the spin clouding the energy and environment debates in Britain.

DeSmog UK is seeking a Deputy Editor to join its growing team of investigative journalists dedicated to cutting through the spin clouding the energy and environment debates in Britain.

The Deputy Editor is responsible for helping manage the day-to-day operations of DeSmog UK, including writing and editing articles, project managing freelancers, and undertaking in-depth investigations. Working with the Editor, they will help shape the editorial direction of the outlet and manage content flow.

DeSmog UK is seeking a candidate with at least three years’ experience working as a journalist or in the media, with a strong working knowledge of UK politics and climate and energy issues. They must be organised and enthusiastic, as well as a dogged reporter dedicated to telling stories others are missing. Working with an ambitious and collaborative team, they should be brimming with ideas and happy to help guide others in their reporting and writing.

A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a subject related to climate change, politics or social policy is required. Additional useful qualities include knowledge of web CMS, familiarity with UK media law, and experience with FOIA and data journalism.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, and writing sample (article or briefing paper) on a relevant subject to editor@desmog.uk

This is a full-time position, with access to a co-working space in central London. Remote working and flexible hours are negotiable for the right candidate.

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 (USD), depending on experience.

Closing date: Sunday February 18th, 17.00 (GMT)

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