Our vacancies

Interested in working with us?

We don’t have any live vacancies right now but we’re always on the lookout for people with great team working skills and a passion for politics. If that’s you, feel free to send us a speculative CV using the form below. We are currently unable to offer work experience or student placement opportunities.

Details

  • Full time contract, 37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri: 08:00 –16:30
  • Starting salary is £19,305 per annum / £1,608.75 per month (pre-tax) + overtime + pension contribution
  • Annual leave is 29 days (including bank hols) + festive shut down + August half-day Fridays
  • Permanent position with a 6-month probationary period.
  • Full job details

Earn while you learn

We’re offering a full-time salaried traineeship that will equip you for a role in our team, either as a parliamentary reporter or as an account manager.  Over a six-month probationary period you’ll be trained up on our monitoring system, checking sources, drafting content, writing news, compiling business listings and learning about the political process in a very hands-on and practical way. If you hit your training milestones during that time, you’ll be guaranteed one of those positions within six months.

How to apply

To apply, download our job pack and send us:

  1. Your CV (2 pages max)
  2. A cover note/letter (1 page max) that introduces you as a potential colleague. Please include your notice period or availability to start.
  3. A 400-word blog on a current Scottish Parliament committee inquiry or proposed Member’s Bill. This should be written in a style suitable for publishing on our website.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Newsdirect strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can all be ourselves.
  • As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident employer, we commit to encouraging applications by offering an interview to selected applicants with a declared disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job.
  • We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented on our team.

Contact for more information

If you have questions about the vacancy or if you need the job information provided in an alternative format, please email kirsty@newsdirect-uk.com

We don’t have any live vacancies right now but we’re always on the lookout for people with great team working skills and a passion for politics. If that’s you, feel free to send us a speculative CV using the form below. We are currently unable to offer work experience or student placement opportunities.

An equal opportunities employer:

Newsdirect aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

 

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Why we are different

We disrupted the political monitoring market in 2000 and, though we're bigger and bolder now, we've maintained a person-centred process throughout.

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