The Spectator is growing – and hiring. We’re looking for a researcher for fact-checking, data reporting and editing news for our daily emails. We’d like someone who can find a story in figures, perhaps someone familiar with Google Analytics (or capable of learning about it). The advantages: no two days in the office will be the same, you’ll be working with a tight and brilliant team of about a dozen journalists in our Westminster office. There will be a wide variety of editorial tasks: the job would suit someone with energy, eagerness to learn and – crucially – an eye for accuracy. The full-time post would report to John O'Neill, our research director, working in the editorial office. It would not suit someone seeking to become a writer.
As ever with The Spectator, no CVs please. We're seeking someone exceptional, and are mindful that they can come in all shapes and sizes from all backgrounds. You could be 16 or 70, a school-leaver or a professional researcher with ten years experience under your belt. We're looking for someone who can spot patterns in data, someone with curiosity, imagination and a passion for accuracy. An ability to spot something that doesn't look right, and check it out. It's more a mindset than something that can be taught.
So we instead ask applicants to complete at least three of the following tasks:-
To apply: Please email your three tasks to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with some thoughts on what you could bring to the role. If you can code, then do say so: it's an advantage. Please also include your salary expectations and your availability to start.
We’re serious about not wanting CVs. When applicants are chosen, we also take out the names so the assessment is anonymised.
Closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2019.