WE’RE HIRING: Reporter position


Applications for a reporter position due on 28 February

COMMONSPACE is seeking a news reporter with a good understanding of Scottish and UK politics, an engaging and eloquent writing style, and a commitment to good journalism.

Details of the role:

£9.30 an hour

30 hours per week. Permanent contract.

Closing date for applications: 28 February, 6pm

Start Date: Early March

Key requirements:

–          Is a proficient writer capable of producing work in the CommonSpace house style

–          Is engaged and interested in the Scottish political scene

–          Has an understanding of journalism (though we do not require any minimum academic qualifications)

–          Has a passion for social justice and believes in the news values of CommonSpace

–          Can communicate complex ideas and issues in an accessible and creative way

–          Can bring fresh ideas and angles to the news focus of the team

–          Can develop strong contacts

–          Can take notes and type efficiently

Desirable but not essential attributes:

–          Is connected into the Scottish political community

–          Has journalistic experience/qualifications

Further information:

–              The successful applicant would be working under the editorial direction of CommonSpace editor Sean Bell.

–              CommonSpace (commonspace.scot) is an online news and analysis Scottish politics website based on the ethos and values of the Common Weal think-tank and campaign group. It is editorially independent from Common Weal.

–              Common Weal (allofusfirst.org) is a grassroots funded think-and-do tank campaigning for social and economic equality in Scotland.


If you would like any further information or if you have any questions at all about the job contact sean@common.scot. To apply, email Sean a CV and a covering letter.