Apolitical is the global peer-to-peer learning platform for government. Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of government, to make government work for citizens everywhere.

Our award-winning team helps public servants stay inspired and serve citizens more effectively through our policy journalism, learning materials, and social networking functions.

We have a fast-growing membership of thousands of influential and innovative public servants across more than 150 countries, ranging from mayors and ministers to digital innovators. We are looking for a talented member engagement editor to help us make the most of their ideas and energy.

More and more of our members are writing opinion pieces for our platform, and the member engagement editor will take charge of commissioning and editing these.

But we also want you to come up with new ideas for content created by or with our members, and then put those ideas into practice. We’ve just created our first online game for policymakers, and we’ve co-created online masterclasses and courses on topics from design thinking to public speaking, so we’re always looking for new stuff we can co-create.

This is a content role, reporting to our editor and working closely with our team of policy journalists, but the right candidate will also have a keen interest in helping to develop our product — and get opportunities to have significant influence over the business.

It is a position with a lot of autonomy. We are looking for someone with about 3 years of experience in content creation, journalism or another relevant area. They will need  the focus and self-sufficiency to work with the editor on some key strategic and technical tasks outside of their core work.

 

Required skills and attributes:

-At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant role: this is likely to have involved creating or commissioning content or journalism for digital audiences

-Some experience of working to engage a community of readers or users

-Good writing and editing skills

-Love of working self-sufficiently and flexibly in a fast-changing environment

-Full of ideas — for individual pieces of content, types of content, and for the wider business

-Passion for social impact and interest in improving government to achieve this

 

The following skills and attributes are NOT required but could prove advantageous for the right candidate:

-Knowledge of SEO best practice

-Coding skills

-Data analysis/visualisation skills

-Video or audio editing/production skills

-Languages spoken other than English

 

Application

Please submit a CV and covering letter via https://apoliticalgrouplimited.recruitee.com/o/member-engagement-editor/c/new