Mary Wakefield, our commissioning editor, leaves for six months’ maternity leave on Valentine’s Day. We’re looking for someone to cover her, which will be a real challenge. The job involves thinking of fresh, original features – and finding authors whose writing reaches the standards required of Spectator readers. And, where necessary, working with writers to give their ideas the greatest impact.
To give two examples: Mary this year worked with a freelance journalist, Miles Goslett in his groundbreaking Kids Company expose which had been turned down by other newspapers.