Startup Europe. Grown up reporting
Sifted is looking for an editorial assistant to join our fast-growing team covering the world of European startups and scaleups.
The role will offer an apprenticeship in all aspects of modern journalism. The successful candidate will be involved in everything from newsletter and podcast production to writing articles and creating infographics. You will be a core part of the editorial team, working closely with (and being managed by) the editors and receiving mentorship from a friendly team of journalists with experience at outlets like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, Dagens Industri and Courier Magazine.
We strongly encourage anyone from an underrepresented background to apply for this role. No formal qualifications are required to apply, apart from the right to work in the UK. We’re first and foremost looking for people who are curious and eager to learn — and have the skills and aptitudes outlined below.
Sifted is a new media platform, backed by the Financial Times, reporting on the world of technology and startups in Europe. Three years after launching, our high-quality journalism is a must-read for many founders, investors and people working in startups across the continent.
Our team of reporters, based across Europe, aren’t chasing the latest funding announcements or product releases; plenty of other sites have got that covered. We are telling the stories that should be told — big startup trends, compelling company profiles and the everyday lessons that come from growing a business and messing up along the way.
We also raised £4m last year to do more of what we do, even better, which includes expanding our editorial team.
You will be working closely with the whole editorial team — and the editors Amy, Eleanor and Tom in particular — to help Sifted run a tight ship.
That will involve:
We’re friendly, hard-working and passionate about what we do. We care deeply about our journalists’ career progression and offer lots of learning and development opportunities. We have a flat management structure, collaborate across disciplines and everyone has an impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication.
Our office is in Shoreditch in London.
1/ Send us your CV, a cover letter explaining why you’re the right fit for the role and some ideas for Sifted (more details below)
2/ A screening interview with one of our lovely people team, where we can learn more about each other and make sure you have all the prerequisites to join our team
3/ Meet our digital editor Tom to discuss your application and the role in more detail
4/ Do a short writing and proof-reading task to show us how you will approach the role and your future responsibilities
5/ Second interview with editors Amy and Eleanor to discuss your task and learn more about Sifted’s editorial team
Click here to apply.
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