Apolitical is looking for a talented Policy Journalist to join our award-winning team.
We are the first of its kind global platform for government, helping public servants in more than 140 countries to find and share the best ideas in policy around the world. Our policy journalism is central to this mission.
In this role, you would write in-depth features, make videos and data visualisations, and commission opinion pieces — all reporting on solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. You will work across different topics on a project by project basis, including health and wellbeing, education, government transformation and more.
You’ll also provide analysis and copy for special projects in other parts of the business, and represent Apolitical at online and offline events.
The successful candidate will be highly self-directed, capable of grasping new topic areas quickly, and with a sharp eye for lively stories that stand out amid the reams of dense policy writing available elsewhere.
Required skills and attributes:
-Experience of writing for non-academic publications — the more the better.
-Good interviewing skills
-Ability to build and maintain a network of contacts in a new area
-Some aptitude for public speaking
-Proven ability to learn new skills and subjects quickly
-Self-directed working style with lots of ideas
-Interest in telling stories across different channels: video, socials, data visualisations, audio and more.
-Drive to work in a fast-paced and very flexible startup environment
Desirable skills and attributes:
Great candidates should have one or more of the following:
-Expertise in creating videos or data visualisations
-Data analysis/data journalism skills
-Knowledge of one or more of the following topic areas: global health, government innovation, digital government, early childhood development
-Experience of commissioning and editing opinion pieces
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter via https://apoliticalgrouplimited.recruitee.com/o/policy-journalist/c/new