Apolitical

Journalist

Apolitical is a global learning platform for government. We are a tech start up that helps public servants acquire the knowledge and skills they need to serve citizens better, share policy ideas across borders, and stay inspired in their work.

Our team of journalists and learning content creators plays a crucial role in this mission. Our writing, tools, videos, online courses and other content focus on highlighting what’s working in the public sector, whether it’s an innovative policy idea or a creative new approach to structuring a department.

You’ll get to learn about the latest in global policy and government, meet and speak with leading policymakers and experts from all over the world, influence our thinking on key issues and be part of a fast-growing, mission-driven team that is passionate about changing the way government works for the better.

Required skills and attributes:

-Excellent writing skills and at least some experience writing for publication

-Some interest in and understanding of policy and government, and a desire to learn more

-Voracious interest in understanding how users learn, and in optimising your content to help them do so most effectively

-Confidence in interviewing and otherwise working with experts and top policymakers

-Comfortable addressing large groups of people

-Desire to work flexibly in a fast-changing start up environment

-Proven aptitude and enthusiasm for learning new skills

The following skills and attributes are not required, but if you have any of them it may be an advantage:

-Coding skills

-Experience visualising or otherwise working with large datasets

-Video or audio editing/production skills

-Understanding of SEO

-Experience working within government

-Foreign languages spoken

-Experience working in a startup

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Salary range: £27-32,000pa

Role posted - 2019-09-26T11:21:38Z 12:21pm, 26th Sep 2019 BST