We’re recruiting: Editorial Lead

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 

We are a small and young organisation but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament 21 months ago and have more recently been shining a bright light on the government’s award 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. 

We are leading the way in holding those in power to account and setting the agenda through a series of high profile, successful legal challenges. But holding back creeping totalitarianism takes more than wins in Court. It also requires counter-narratives. Stories that can take Good Law Project’s messages to new audiences. And share hope. 

We are looking for an Editorial Lead to join our busy and dynamic team to help us shape these messages.

You can read the full job description and person specification here

  • You will report to the Executive Director, Jo Maugham. 
  • You can see how the role fits into the current GLP team in the job pack here.
  • Salary: £50,000 per annum with generous benefits, including enhanced pension contribution 
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days with some flexibility on distribution of hours
  • Contract type: fixed-term: 12 months in the first instance but which may well become a permanent role. We may be prepared to consider a self-employed consultancy agreement in certain circumstances.
  • Location: Remote currently due to COVID-19; ultimately working in central London but with considerable flexibility.

Duties and key responsibilities:

The Editorial Lead will work alongside Good Law Project’s lawyers, researchers, and communications team to develop those narratives – and with its marketing and media functions to share them with existing and new audiences.

The role will include:

  • Developing and delivering messages and content that speaks to Good Law Project’s core values.
  • Maintaining and developing editorial processes to ensure the quality and tone of content produced across all channels.
  • Writing and editing content for Good Law Project’s website, newsletters and crowdfunding pages, as well as articles and blogs for national news outlets.
  • Commissioning pieces from elsewhere. 

Essential experience:

  • Excellent writing skills, and experience in drafting both long-form and short-form content.
  • Experience in narrative building in an organisational setting.
  • Experience commissioning content that generates positive emotion.
  • Experience in formulating and delivering a cross-platform content strategy.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining brand identity and tone of voice across the range of an organisation’s publication channels.

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a political environment and/or media organisation.
  • Experience in managing a team

To apply, please send the following to [email protected], with the subject line “Editorial Lead” 

  • one document consisting of your CV (max one page) with a covering letter (max one page) outlining why you are interested in the role, what motivates you to work at Good Law Project and how you meet the requirements for the role
  • Two examples of recent pieces of writing that demonstrate your skills
  • details of two referees 

Deadline for applications:  02 August 2021

We intend to hold interviews via Zoom on the 13 August. If you cannot make this date then please let us know in your covering letter.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. If there are any reasonable adjustments we could make to the application process, please get in touch with [email protected].

The role is advertised as “full-time” however we are happy to discuss and explore flexible options including flexible working and job share arrangements.