CapX is recruiting for a new Editor.
You will be in charge of the CapX operation, overseeing its output and helping to build new audiences. That will involve day-to-day responsibility for the site – editing and commissioning exclusive articles, finding the best pieces from across the web, producing CapX’s popular daily newsletter and creating podcasts and other content – but also shaping its strategic direction and setting and delivering on objectives and targets.
Based at the Centre for Policy Studies in Westminster, CapX’s mission is to publish and promote the best thinking and writing on policy, economics, technology, markets and ideas.
The site’s animating ideal is to make the case for popular capitalism – to identify and promote the kind of policies that can deliver prosperity, freedom and choice for everyone in Britain. So while applicants do not need to be politically active, they should have a strong knowledge of free-market thinking and the centre-right policy community, as well as extensive experience as an editor and writer.
Skills and experience:
- Experience of editing copy to a high standard
- Experience of commissioning articles
- Strong writing skills
- Experience promoting pieces and building audience via social media
- A passion for news and politics, both domestic and international
- A good understanding of economics and policy ideas
- Compelling ideas for how CapX can grow its audience
- Great ideas about potential writers, ideas, and topics
- Experience with online content production, especially WordPress
- Experience of managing other staff
- Experience of public speaking and broadcast
- Skill with graphics and design, and/or at least a basic understanding of Photoshop
The contract will be permanent, starting in mid-February. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is full-time and based primarily in our Westminster offices, though can be flexible. The successful candidate will report to Robert Colvile, CapX’s Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, but will have full autonomy in running the site.
To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working for CapX and outlining your vision for the site, along with a copy of your CV, a sample of your writing work and three ideas for potential CapX pieces and potential CapX authors to [email protected] by Jan 30. Please include your salary expectations and notice period, if relevant. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and we may appoint before the deadline. We regret that we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications.
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