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Editor of the Journalist magazine - candidates & election 2014

24 July 2014

The NUJ is inviting applications for the post of editor of the Journalist, the union’s magazine for members.

The post is subject to election by ballot of the NUJ membership every five years. It is a full-time post based at the union's Headland House in London and working exclusively for the union.


To be shortlisted to stand in the election, you must be:

  • a member of the Union
  • with five years continuous membership
  • and your contributions must be paid up according to NUJ rules.

Additionally, a shortlisted candidate must:

  • have the skills necessary to perform the duties of the editor of the Journalist magazine and associated online content to required standards.

The ballot

The ballot will be run by Electoral Reform Services, the organisation appointed as the independent scrutineer for the election.

The term

The successful candidate will hold the position for five years after which he/she will be subject to re-election at intervals of five years.

Application forms

Details of the terms and conditions of employment and application forms may be obtained by emailing:

Or you can contact:

NUJ Personnel Department
National Union of Journalists
Headland House
308-312 Gray’s Inn Road

020 7843 3700

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is noon Wednesday 10 September 2014.

The timetable 2014

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 10 September

NEC shortlisting: Thursday 11 September

Journalist October edition signoff: Friday 19 September

Ballot papers to go out: Wednesday 1 October

Closing date for receipt of ballots: Wednesday 5 November

Ballot result and NEC endorsement: 2pm Thursday 6 November    

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