Apolitical, Topic Editor

Central London
19 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Apolitical is an international platform for the public service and all those who care about effective government. A core part of our work is solutions journalism about the world's most urgent emergent problems – such as terrorism, climate change and the future of jobs. Our pieces are syndicated through the Solutions Journalism Network, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and the World Economic Forum.

Our pieces are aimed at those addressing these problems – particularly people in government, but also NGOs, think tanks, foundations and anyone interested in having the world work better. We collaborate with institutions like Chatham House and the Open Data Institute to reach people and accelerate the exchange of good ideas. A recent feature compared several countries' proposals for a guaranteed basic income.

Three members of the founding team have written books. Two have been named Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. It is a driven but friendly and supportive place to work, where you can employ your talents to improve the society you live in.

Responsibilities and Opportunities

  • Launch our upcoming topic-specific sections, covering particular areas in much greater detail.

  • Work with the editor to coordinate your articles with our broader media activities.

  • Write several articles weekly and break down studies or reports for news.

  • Consult the policy research team and a panel of independent experts to make sure our reporting is incisive.

  • Use what you learn to shape the future of our coverage and our product as we continue to expand.

  • Suggest ideas and take the initiative. That’s the nature of a small and fast-growing team.

Qualities and Qualifications

  • At least two years' journalistic experience in a respected organisation.

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both on paper and in person.

  • An eye for a story and the thoroughness to produce it cleanly.

  • Deep respect for the public service.

  • Willingness to take the initiative and a big appetite to learn.

  • Readiness to work in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment with grace and a good sense of humour.

  • Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic would be a bonus.

Apply by completing the application form below.