Freelance Political Journalists in Scotland, LabourList

Location: Remote (Scotland Based)
Salary details: £70-140 for News Stories, News-Features and Analysis. £140 per day (shift work)
Closes: 11/07/2024
  • Freelance Gig

LabourList is the leading specialist website for Labour party news, analysis, comment and a daily newsletter, aimed at Labour supporters across the UK.

We are looking to expand our coverage of Scottish Labour this election, and we’re looking for Scotland-based writers with a passion for politics, at least a year’s paid journalism experience and preferably journalism training to do just that.
Your focus would be firmly on the latest Scottish Labour developments during this campaign, and what the latest Scottish or UK political news more widely mean for Labour across or in parts of Scotland.

We’re particularly keen for ad hoc pitches for super-topical pieces exploring the Scottish Labour angle on that day’s big story, but also keen to run the occasional niche Labour story most outlets have missed – or news-features, analysis or breaking news in key Labour-SNP battlegrounds.

There are four things we’re open to you doing:

1) Sending us pitches for news stories, news-features and analysis (this is likely our main focus)
2) Joining a list of writers we can send our own ideas to throughout the campaign
3) Working several desk-based shifts covering breaking news during the campaign
4) Travelling at short notice to cover high-profile Labour figures’ visits across Scotland, through breaking news, analysis, features or live-tweeting.

To Apply

Please send us which of these you’re interested in, and either a CV or brief summary of your experience relevant to the role, to our editor Tom at tom.belger@labourlist.org. The sooner you can get in touch, the better.

Please also feel free to start sending pitches. We will aim to respond to everyone, but apologise sincerely if we’re unable to do so due to the pressures of the election campaign.

Do mention Journo Resources when you apply. It really helps us out.