Foresight News, the UK’s leading forward-planning press diary, is looking for an enthusiastic, quick-learning and hard-working researcher to join our editorial team.
You’ll have a passion for current affairs, ideally interested in working in a news wire-type environment. The ideal candidate is an avid follower of UK news, with knowledge of reputable news sources and a good understanding of how to use social media as a research tool. This is a great position for a new graduate looking to gain a foothold within the news industry.
We’re looking for someone who can multitask and work to multiple deadlines, and who is capable of getting to the heart of complex stories in punchy, easy-to-understand copy. Your role will involve researching forward planning news information, covering a wide variety of issues, as well as contributing content to our blog and social media.
You’ll have knowledge of or interest in some or all of the following: politics, health and science, environment and climate change, arts and culture, and social affairs.
Great research, writing and organisational skills are a must, coupled with a willingness to pick up the phone and an understanding of the importance of confirming information at source. Experience of working within current affairs is preferable but not essential; design skills would be an additional asset.
Please note – this is not a reporting position. You will not be writing full-length articles, but will instead be responsible for researching a variety of different stories every day at the forefront of developing news.
How to apply
If you’re interested, please send a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with FSN Researcher in the subject line by October 1. Tell us why you’re so interested in this position and give us an idea of your news consumption and areas of interest.
Please don’t send us a generic cover letter noting that you’re a dynamic go-getter who works well both individually and in a team; we want to see that you’ve really got a handle on what the position is and we want to get the feeling that you are genuinely interested in this particular job.
We are looking to interview immediately with a view to starting as soon as possible.
Apologies, but due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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