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Reference: 65564

Date Added: 12 April 2018
Closing Date: 4 May 2018

Job Title: Lead Reporter - Refugees & Migration

Working For: Apolitical

Location: London

Salary: £25,000+

Job Details

Apolitical is looking for a lead reporter to write about refugees and migration, with a focus on what is being done to integrate migrants into host societies.

Apolitical is a global platform for public servants, publishing articles about how government is tackling the biggest social problems of our time and connecting the people who’re working on them. Our stories have reached tens of millions of people and been picked up or republished by places like the Times, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Quartz and many others.

This year, Apolitical was named one of the most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company.

We work with the UK Cabinet Office, public bodies in Canada and Australia, the EU, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and public servants in more than 120 countries.

The job

You’ll help decide what’s most important and what we should be writing about. You’ll be largely responsible for guiding our thinking on the subject and directing us to the most vital untold stories.

To do that, you’ll need to build up an extensive global network of contacts and a sophisticated understanding of the main policies, thinking, trends and disputes in the field.

You’ll lead our coverage by pitching ideas for news, features, analysis and interviews, and writing pieces that move forward the global conversation about what’s working, and what isn’t.

Working here

Every day, you will be learning about some of the most consequential work being done around the world, and spreading good ideas by writing about them. You will be part of an energetic, ambitious team that wants to build a company with tremendous reach – and use that power for good.

What we need from you is:
– Journalistic experience.
– The ability to write gripping, rigorous, well-chosen pieces.
– Adaptability and a willingness to work hard as the company grows and our coverage expands.

We would also like it if:
– You were already well-versed in refugee and migration policy, whether through previous reporting, study or working directly in that field.
– You spoke a useful language, such as French, Turkish or Arabic.
– You already had some knowledge about government or the public sector, perhaps by studying politics or doing a master's in public policy.

Closing Date: 4 May 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Start date: Immediate

Position may be filled before closing date

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than 1 page explaining why you want the job and why you think you’d be good at it to alex.starritt@apolitical.co

Website: http://apolitical.co

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