Vacancy: Production Editor, Tracking the Backlash



openDemocracy is looking for an experienced Production Editor for its expanding investigative project tracking the backlash against women’s and LGBTIQ rights.

openDemocracy has its headquarters office in London, UK, and you will work full-time and closely with colleagues internationally.

Salary range is between £42-48,000 depending on experience while the contract is for 12 months, with possible long-term renewal subject to funding.

This is a key role within openDemocracy’s ambitious Tracking the Backlash project that investigates organised opposition to women’s and LGBTIQ rights across the world.

openDemocracy particularly focuses on the finances, strategies and growing impact of far-right and religious conservative movements globally, including through ambitious cross-border investigations.

openDemocracy also supports more young reporters to pursue investigative journalism with practical fellowships.

openDemocracy work has already had outsized impact – triggering action from lawmakers and social platforms – and is frequently cited in leading international media, including CNN, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, and the Guardian.

openDemocracy Production Editor;

  • will oversee the production, publication and promotion of openDemocracy content, working with editors and writers around the world to publish investigations, often supporting several international projects at the same time.
  • will coordinate workflows and planning schedules, ensuring that all internal deadlines are met.

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  • will sub-edit and publish content on our website, maintaining high and consistent production quality across all outputs, and promoting our work via social media, newsletters and press releases.
  • will also work with other team members to monitor the project’s impacts, including citations and via readership and engagement data.
  • should have at least three years of production experience in a digital journalism environment, be extremely organised, and have excellent communication skills and judgement.
  • should be collaborative, skilled in supporting others to set and meet deadlines, and passionate about the work we are doing, willing to ‘pitch in’ as needed.
  • must be able to demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the person specification section of the job description.

How to apply:

A cover letter (maximum 1200 words) responding to the job description, why you would like to join the Tracking the Backlash project, how the role relates to your experiences, skills and ambitions, and what you would bring to it.

An up-to-date CV (maximum 2 pages).

Read more here.


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