Politics Correspondent (Westminster)
London *

Job reference: J-1055

Location: London *

Closing date: 17/07/2020

Job start date: 14/09/2020

Salary: 43000

Employment type: Replacement Permanent Position

Department: Editorial

Hours per week: 37.5

We are one of the largest national, regional and local multimedia organisations in the UK. We provide news and information services to our communities through our portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites.

We are news. Our goal is to provide essential reading to communities across the UK so they can make informed life and lifestyle decisions.

Our titles span the UK, Scotland, North East, West Yorkshire, North West, South Yorkshire, South, Midlands and Northern Ireland - delivering trusted coverage of news, sport, events and information.

Job Title: Politics Correspondent (Westminster)
Location: London

Do you have a passion for politics, quality journalism and the ability to see through the spin to the issues that matter to people outwith the Westminster bubble?

Do you want to be part of the collaborative team, working on one of Scotland’s biggest national newsbrands, renowned for producing world-class journalists?

You will ensure The Scotsman has a voice on the key issues affecting our audience and your passion for politics will shine through in your opinions and commentary on the biggest issues affecting the people of Scotland.

An influencer, able to shape and react to the news agenda with expert insight, you will immerse yourself in the Westminster environment, develop contacts and produce exclusive content that attracts and retains digital subscribers.

You will be an ambassador for our brand, using your social media presence - and opportunities to appear on broadcast media - to engage in the political debate and promote our content and brand values to audiences across Scotland.

JPI Media is an equal opportunities employer with a flexible approach to the working environment.

Who we are looking for:

  • Flexibility, working shifts, depending on the needs of the news agenda
  • Someone to follow the political agenda and commentate on major issues
  • Proactive candidates, good with people and experienced in building and working contacts, searching data and forward planning
  • A skilled writer and researcher
  • An adaptable writer, able to speak with authority on a broad variety of topics
  • A journalist motivated by high engagement, who understands that analytics are a key barometer of content quality
  • A confident and opinionated voice in the field of UK and Scottish politics


  • An experienced journalist, with an NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience and an understanding of the IPSO code
  • Authority in the field of UK and Scottish politics
  • Able to understand and react to digital analytics
  • Accurate and engaging writer
  • Able to create engaging digital Multimedia
  • Able to present information in an engaging way


The closing date for this job has now passed.