19 December 2017

CapX is recruiting


The deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd December

CapX, the leading commentary and analysis website, is recruiting for a Deputy Editor.

You will be part of the CapX team, overseeing the website’s day-to-day output. Your primary responsibility will be to commission and edit exclusive articles, as well as discovering and highlighting the most interesting ideas and pieces from around the world, and working on CapX’s popular daily newsletter.

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 genuine mass prosperity. So while applicants do not need to be politically active, they should have a basic knowledge of free-market thinking, the centre-right policy community and Conservative politics more broadly.

Given that we are a small team, there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to become involved in many aspects of CapX’s work, and to contribute to charting the organisation’s direction.

Skills and experience


  • Significant experience of commissioning and editing copy to a high standard, for a national or specialised audience
  • Strong writing skills
  • A passion for news and politics, both domestic and international
  • A good understanding of economics and policy ideas
  • Compelling ideas for how CapX can better serve its readers
  • Great ideas about potential writers, ideas, and topics


  • Experience with promoting pieces and building audience via social media
  • Skill with graphics and design, and/or at least a basic understanding of Photoshop
  • Experience with online content production, esp WordPress
  • Experience of working across digital media formats
  • Experience of producing and editing podcasts and video

We offer a competitive salary as well as other benefits. The position is full-time and based in our Westminster offices. The role will be open from mid-January, although we understand that some candidates may need a longer notice period.

To apply, or for more information, please contact [email protected]. If applying, please include a copy of your CV, a sample of your writing work, and a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working for CapX, what you think of the site and why you’d be particularly suited to the role.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd December

Robert Colvile is Editor of CapX