Investigations Editor, Liberty

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Location: London
Salary details: £53,695.77pa
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In 2020, Liberty launched an exciting new project using the tools of investigative journalism to expose and challenge abuses of power and violations of human rights: Liberty Investigates. You can find the investigative unit’s work – mostly focused on our two key current topics of migrants’ rights and policing – at

We believe rigorously pursued, collaborative investigative journalism can be instrumental in challenging abuses of power, and we believe it’s a time when it’s needed more than ever. The team undertakes investigations designed to hold power accountable, change narratives and spark positive change in human rights.

Our small team has worked with publishing partners including The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Independent, Channel 4 News, ITV News, and local press. We’ve been shortlisted for the Private Eye Paul Foot Award and made finalists two years running for the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils.

Best of all, we’ve seen real-world impact from the stories, such as when a judge ordered the Home Secretary to bring back to the UK an asylum seeker she had deported to France — off the back of our story about charter flight Esparto 11.

About The Role

We are looking for an Investigations Editor with the investigative, strategic, and management skills to lead this exciting project into the future. Reporting to the Advocacy Director, the Investigations Editor is responsible for the unit’s overall strategy, and the development and delivery of the whole output of the Liberty Investigates team.

You will need to understand the power of telling stories and the role that journalism plays in mobilising action in the public interest. You will need a passion for upholding high factual and ethical standards. You will inspire the team to carry out investigations to spark positive change.

At Liberty we are striving to build a team that is truly inclusive – we understand that as an organisation we can only work at our best when we have a diverse workforce sharing a wealth of ideas and experiences. We, therefore, welcome applications from marginalised groups, particularly people of colour, trans and non-binary people and disabled people.

How To Apply

To apply, read the full job description below and complete the application form and diversity monitoring. Please send completed application forms to

Please mention Journo Resources when you apply, it really helps us out.

Closing date for applications is 9AM Friday 30 June 2023

Round  1 Interviews scheduled for W/C 10 July 2023

Round 2 Interviews Scheduled for: W/C 17 July 2023

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