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Reference: 62173

Date Added: 11 August 2017
Closing Date: 22 August 2017

Job Title: Welsh Political Monitoring Researcher

Working For: newsdirect wales

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Job Details

37.5 hour week.

We're a political monitoring agency focused on the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government. We're looking for two Researchers to join our growing team at the start of September. 

The role of the researcher will be to support the NDW team in the creation and drafting of monitoring reports. Initially, you will be responsible for compiling, formatting and proofing our reports before training to write your own summaries of political developments.

We're looking for someone who's conscientious, capable and flexible. You'll also be an instinctive team worker, who'll help deal with the ebb and flow of client demands and still produce excellent and accurate work to deadline. Great communication skills, touch typing and a forensic attention to detail especially in terms of spelling and grammar are essential attributes for the role.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from highly IT literate applicants interested in helping us to develop new tools to improve our processes and make us more efficient.

Duties
• Compiling and formatting monitoring reports
• Scanning Welsh Government and National Assembly websites
• Scanning stakeholder websites
• Producing summaries of National Assembly for Wales proceedings
• Proofing documents compiled by other newsdirect wales staff
• General research and admin tasks as required by the company director

Qualifications & Qualities
Essential
• Mature, conscientious attitude
• Excellent command of written English and fast, accurate word processing skills
• Demonstrable knowledge of the National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Government and related institutions

Desirable
• Fluent Welsh speaker
• Experience of delivering high-quality written work in a deadline-driven setting
• An understanding of devolution across the UK
• Experience in health policy
• Experience in data journalism

Closing Date: 22 August 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017.
Start Date: Monday 4th September 2017.

Application Details

To apply, send a CV, covering letter plus your answer to the following question: “Why was the Circuit of Wales decision controversial?”
Your answer should be no more than 300 words. Please pay particular attention to spelling and grammar. Applications should be emailed to Valerie Livingston valerie@newsdirectwales.com and will be acknowledged.

Website: http://newsdirectwales.com

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