Commissioning Editor

This is a terrific opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced editor to join UnHerd’s strong team. As commissioning editor, you will be a key part of UnHerd’s daily edition. Your primary responsibility will be to commission, edit and publish written work, but you will also have an opportunity to contribute to our audio-visual output.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience of editing and/or writing for a national newspaper, magazine or leading online publication
  • The confidence, experience and interest to commission essays and articles on a wide range of themes
  • A creative and inquisitive mind, able to generate ideas for pieces and interviews
  • Strong news sense
  • A flair for ghost-writing
  • An understanding of what makes UnHerd unique

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Swiftly whip gnarly copy into shape
  • Curate and manage a stable of writers
  • Balance on-edition pieces with longer-term commissions
  • Consider how magazine pieces may feed into other sections of UnHerd, including events, podcasts and YouTube channel


Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]