Freelance Investigative Journalist (parental leave cover)

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.

About Good Law Project  

Good Law Project’s mission is to use the law for a better world. 

We are a young organisation with a great track record. We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019 and have more recently been shining a bright light on the Government’s awarding of PPE contracts and jobs to friends and associates. 

We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest and operate on a not-for-profit basis. We are brave, honest, and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values and they are detailed in the job pack.

We are now looking for a FREELANCE Investigative Journalist to cover a period of parental leave for 6 months. 

You will report to the Head of Communications. 

Salary: £300 per day  

Hours: a minimum of 3 days per week 

Contract type: this will be a freelance arrangement 

Location: remote (working from home) with the potential for working from a London office.

Preferred start date: Tuesday 3 May 2022

About the role

You will work developing stories about and around Good Law Project’s portfolio of litigation. These will be stories arising out of that litigation and on themes connected to that litigation. You will work largely on leads that Good Law Project generates and tip-offs we receive.

You will be accurate in the facts reported, deliver new insights, and draw relevant conclusions that will help us influence the debate and turn up the dial on injustice. As part of a small, ambitious team you will be both proactive and reactive, digging into and working up engaging stories to help tell the stories that need to be told and raise the profile of Good Law Project and its work with key audiences.

Key responsibilities:

    • Uncover stories and provide content to feature in high profile national print, broadcast, and online coverage;
    • Write and edit content for in-house publication, including our website and press releases, and for joint bylines;
    • Build relationships with relevant contacts and collect data from a variety of credible sources;
    • Interview people, sources and professionals and compile their responses;
    • Collaborate with fellow writers and editors;
    • Provide briefing on key angles that emerge out of the information and documents uncovered in the course of our litigation.

Further information: Please view our job pack which includes the job description, person specification, and our Good Law Project mission statement and values. Here is the link to the job pack.

How to apply: 

Please send your CV and two examples of your articles to [email protected] using the subject heading, “Investigative Journalist”. We will be in touch with those we take forward to the next stage of the recruitment process.

The deadline for application is 19 April 2022, 11.59PM.

Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments: We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage.

We guarantee to interview all applicants who consider themselves to have a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you, please flag that you have a disability in your cover email and we will contact you to check if there are any adjustments or special arrangements that you need to help you with either the application process or for an interview.