Global Editor

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 07

Position description

Are you passionate about great investigative journalism? Can you bring energy, commitment and vision to your job? Do you believe in dynamic, diverse workplaces and want to make a difference?

The UK’s largest independent media organisation is expanding and we are looking for two high calibre individuals who want to help our organisation become a world leader in mission-driven investigative journalism.

We have two senior roles we want to fill: production editor and global editor.

Global editor

We are looking for somebody full of story ideas who can land great investigations of global importance.

This is a leadership role which will take responsibility for overseeing our international project teams as well as working with freelancers to produce powerful investigations that make a difference.

You will need to be ambitious and keen to work with a team as well as with great freelance reporters and filmmakers.

This job will be primarily based in our London office working with our reporter team, but there is some room for flexibility.

Salary £55,000 to £65,000 depending on experience


  • Deliver hard-hitting investigations of global importance
  • Oversee our international project teams – currently Global Superbugs, Food and Farming and Shadow Wars
  • Bring in and manage top-level freelancers with powerful stories


  • Proven track record of great stories
  • A notebook full of deliverable story ideas
  • Ambition
  • Able to handle difficult journalistic situations
  • Working with whistleblowers
  • Working on legally sensitive stories
  • Collaborative team player
  • Management skills
  • Good contact book
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Obsessive interest in investigative journalism
  • Passionate about hearing untold stories from diverse communities
  • Thorough understanding of media law and ethics

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of managing foreign sends
  • Advanced digital investigative skills
  • Television or documentary experience

Application instructions

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