Media Job: Commissioning editor, Scotland – The Conversation

CLOSING DATE: January 13, 2017

THE Conversation seeks a commissioning editor in Scotland to join a growing team of journalists working with academics to channel informed news analysis and commentary direct to the public.

This is a role for an strong online editor, able to generate content that will be read both on our site and, via our republishing model, on some of the world’s leading news outlets. We are keen to hear from candidates with data visualisation and social media skills.

You will be expected to commission content quickly and accurately, working with experts who often have built up knowledge of their specialist subject over a period of decades. This is a job that requires editors to be able to work independently, as well as part of a dynamic team and in particular with the Scotland editor.

We require a journalist who:

* knows what will set the news agenda internationally
* can interpret and act upon fast-moving stories
* can edit swiftly and sensitively
* understands the importance of trustworthy information
* believes in the core mission of The Conversation

Launched in the UK in 2013, The Conversation is a not-for-profit, registered charity that exists to produce reliable, informed content which is free to read and to republish. It is a membership organisation for universities and some travel to those institutions is expected.

Applications should take the form of a cover letter and CV e-mailed to and marked for the attention of Louise King.

Deadline: 13th January 2017