Newsdirect’s Edinburgh monitoring team has a vacancy for a political information specialist to join the team from August 2020. This is a fast-paced and demanding role focused on Scottish Parliament proceedings. From COVID-recovery to Brexit transition, you’ll be working at the heart of national politics and be first in the know. Deadline: Wednesday 29 July.
Newsdirect is an independent bureau providing impartial and issues-based updates on the day’s political and parliamentary news. Our monitoring team tracks parliamentary business, government activity and political news with a particular focus on the Scottish institutions.
We are looking for a reporter to join our news team. In this role you’ll write up short news lines and check parliamentary output for client-related topics. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you’ll provide essential, live reporting of parliamentary committees, ministerial questions and debates.
Your output will help our clients spot opportunities to engage with policymakers and ensure they go into meetings with all the latest updates at their fingertips. In this role, you’ll quickly develop political insight, gain real-time newsroom experience and work with some of Scotland’s most renowned campaign teams.
Core hours are 08:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday.
The starting salary scale is £19,000 – £21,000. Applicants should expect to start at the lower end of the scale unless you have 12+ months experience of political monitoring in an equivalent setting.
Some evening and weekend working will be required to cover parliamentary sittings and conferences.
Duties will include:
We’d like to hear from candidates who can:
How to Apply
Your application should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 on Wednesday 29 July.