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Job: Subeditor

Seeking: experienced, flexible and self-directing subeditors to lift standards at openDemocracy to a new level . Deadline: Friday 28 August 2020.

30 July 2020
Save the NHS rally, London, October 2015
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openDemocracy is a global independent media outlet dedicated to challenging power and inspiring change. Our recent journalism – for example on ‘dark money’, misinformation, women’s and LGBTIQ rights and COVID-19 – has triggered law change, parliamentary debate, criminal and regulatory investigations, action by public health bodies and much more. Our stories attract widespread media coverage, including in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Daily Mail, CNN, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera and many others across the world.

We are looking for experienced, flexible and self-directing subeditors to lift standards at openDemocracy to a new level. We deal in subtle, unfamiliar ideas and complex investigations, but we believe it is important that they reach as many people as possible. Help us bring world-changing content to a wide audience through copy that flows clearly, beautifully and accurately, headlines and pictures that grab the eye and layout that holds it.

We are open to applications from those looking for freelance work as well as those wanting an employment contract.

A key priority for openDemocracy is to help build a more inclusive international media ecosystem. We strongly encourage applications from all groups that are under-represented among media workers.

To apply

Please review the details of this opportunity and submit your application online by Friday 28 August 2020 at 4pm GMT, including a CV and a personalised cover letter telling us why this is the job for you. Please also state your salary expectations.

Questions? Send them to [email protected].

How do we work after coronavirus?

The pandemic has profoundly changed our working lives. Millions have lost their jobs; others have had no choice but to continue working at great risk to their health. Many more have shouldered extra unpaid labour such as childcare.

Work has also been redefined. Some workers are defined as 'essential' – but most of them are among the lowest-paid in our societies.

Could this be an opportunity?

Amid the crisis, there has been a rise in interest in radical ideas, from four-day weeks to universal basic income.

Join us on 5pm UK time on 20 August as we discuss whether the pandemic might finally be a moment for challenging our reliance on work.

In conversation:

Sarah Jaffe, journalist and author of 'Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone', due to be published next year.

Amelia Horgan, academic and author of 'Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism', also due to be published next year.

Chair: Alice Martin, advisory board member of Autonomy, a think tank dedicated to the future of work.

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