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Reference: 74454

Date Added: 4 February 2020
Closing Date: 29 February 2020

Job Title: Editor

Working For: Comment Central

Location: Internet

Salary: National Minimum Wage (£6.15-£8.21 p/h) dependent on age (Part Time)

Job Details

About the role:

Comment Central is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and politically engaged editor to spearhead the site's continued growth in readership among parliamentarians and the wider public. 

Based remotely, the part-time role is ideal for either a current undergraduate or recent graduate looking to pursue a career in politics or the media.

Working in conjunction with the existing Deputy Editor and Chairman, the Editor will have principle control over the site's editorial tone and direction as well as determining a strategy to grow the site's existing unique user base of around half-a-million.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent writing/editing skills.
  • Strong organisational abilities.
  • Awareness and understanding of British politics, both domestic and foreign.
  • Experience of social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop, and MailChimp is desirable.

About Comment Central:

Launched in 2016, Comment Central is a platform for policy debate and discussion. Editorially free-market, the website features news and opinion from a range of perspectives.

Intended to mirror the portfolios of government the site covers a broad range of topics, from commentary and analysis regarding the latest domestic political developments to expert insight into the implications of the foreign affairs agenda.

Today, the site is among the most popular independent political blogs in the UK. It boasts close to half a million unique users and a growing monthly readership in excess of thirty thousand. It regularly features expert commentary from a range of notable writers from various fields who are listed on the site's 'about' page (https://commentcentral.co.uk/who-we-are/).

Closing Date: 29 February 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. 

Application Details

Please email a copy of your CV, a short covering email (200 words) setting out why you believe you're suitable for the role and an example of a recent article/opinion piece (circa 600-1000 words) showcasing your writing ability to editor@commentcentral.co.uk 

Website: https://commentcentral.co.uk/

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