OurKingdom seeking Co-Editor

OurKingdom, the British section of openDemocracy, is looking for a Co-Editor to help develop its editorial strategy, coverage and influence and fundraise for 2013-15.

ourKingdom editors
24 May 2012

OurKingdom, the British section of openDemocracy, is looking for a Co-Editor to help develop its editorial strategy, coverage and influence and fundraise for 2013-15. 

It is a full-time paid position of 20-25k per annum depending upon experience - for which, at present, we have the funding for one year. It will be based in our offices in Dalston, London.

It is not so much a job as a creative, entrepreneurial role demanding commitment, experience, courage, modesty, a lot of learning and a passion for democracy. It will include editorial work (commissioning, editing, publishing) alongside strategic thinking on how best to explore the cultural, economic, political and constitutional roots of the democratic crisis in Britain, from the media to corporate power, expose its day-to-day realities, and shape its future. 

A priority is to secure OK’s funding for a further three years through to 2015 and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Past experience of funding would be useful but is not a requirement; a capacity to present budgets and the patience and persistence to pitch to a wide variety of potential funders is crucial. Experience of starting a project is helpful, while familiarity with openDemocracy is essential.

You would be working as an equal alongside Niki Seth Smith, our other full-timer, and help build the OK team of Co-Editors, Associate Editors and network of contributors. The position demands someone who will work in a spirit of collegiality with editors across the federal structure of openDemocracy.

The position is an opportunity to engage with the nature of the UK and British democracy untrammeled by sectarianism or party loyalties. We want editors to write, to be clear and honest about their views, develop their own voice on the site as well as encouraging those who disagree. (See our About Section for more on our work, team and aims.)

How to apply:

Applicants should apply by June 15th, to Niki Seth-Smith, at [email protected], with the subject title CO-ED APPLICATION, with

1. CV

2. Three commissioning ideas with authors to be commissioned

3. A one-page strategy on how you would drive OurKingdom forward alongside the team during the coming year, including your editorial and funding ideas.

- The OurKingdom team, 23 May 2012

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