Media job: Political editor, The Courier

CLOSING DATE: August 11, 2017

THE Courier, one of the biggest regional daily papers in the UK, is seeking a political editor.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get right to the heart of the action in these extraordinary political times.

You will have a front row seat as one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish political history continues to unfold.

Based in Edinburgh and working from Dundee on a regular basis, you will report for The Courier on the day-to-day action at the Scottish Parliament as well as concentrating on the issues and concerns of our readers in east central Scotland.

The Courier produces four editions a day covering Perth and Perthshire, Fife, Angus and Dundee as well as a thriving website and social media platforms which require regular updating with breaking news.

It is vital that our daily political coverage is relevant to those communities and that you are digging up great exclusives. To do this will require you to build an extensive contacts list among politicians, civil servants and Scotland’s major public bodies.

You will also be expected to turn your hand to colour writing and analysis on a regular basis.

You must have extensive journalistic experience in political news coverage and be able to display a good working knowledge of your specialist subject, both nationally and locally.

This is your chance to work in a rewarding environment where benefits include a competitive salary, medical benefits, company pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance. DC Thomson is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all staff.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

To apply, click here.

This is a full-time position for 35 hours per week, working from our Meadowside office. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, health cash plan, onsite gym or gym discount, childcare vouchers, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.