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Contract: full time, permanent

Location:  Edinburgh

Salary: £25K - £30K DOE

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022

Holyrood magazine is looking for an experienced journalist to be based in Edinburgh to be part of the editorial team and to work closely with the editor in planning and delivering the editorial content for both online and print platforms.

As a journalist with Scotland's foremost political communications company, Holyrood Communications Ltd, part of Dods Plc, you will have at least four years experience working on a print title and will have experience of writing news and features for both on and off-line along with online editing skills.

This is an exciting opportunity for a journalist who would relish the opportunity to work at the very heart of Scotland’s political community and enjoy the unique relationship that Holyrood has established with parliamentarians.

The successful candidate will be able to work to speed across both news and features and provide content for print and online to the high standards expected of our award-winning, fortnightly magazine and its supplementary products.

 While all members of the editorial team are expected to have a broad knowledge and contact base, there is also the opportunity to specialise in specific areas and to carve out a policy niche.

We are looking for a journalist who has energy and drive, is a team player, can write accurate copy, work to tight deadlines, has a deep understanding of policy, politics and how government works and who can demonstrate they have the potential to become an integral part of Scotland's award winning and highly regarded political magazine.  

The candidate will have:

  •  A recognised qualification in journalism
  • Experience of working on a print title as well as digital
  • An understanding of Scottish politics
  •  A hunger for news 
  •  An understanding of policy and the legislative processes
  •  The ability to balance a varied workload
  •  Well-developed communications skills
  •  An ability to work to deadlines
  •  An ability to write strong and accurate copy
  •  Meticulous attention to detail and first-class time management and organisational skills
  •  Experience of working individually and as part of a team
  •  Good contacts

About Holyrood Communications

Since 1999 Holyrood Communications Ltd has been Scotland's leading political publishing and communications organisation providing a platform for policy delivery and debate in print, online and through our busy schedule of policy conferences, summits and bespoke, single client events. Our flagship title, the award winning, Holyrood magazine has acquired a reputation for objective, non partisan and authoritative reporting of Scottish and UK Government, the Scottish Parliament and Scotland's Local Authorities.

How to Apply

Closing date for this application is 28th January. Applicants need only apply if they have an exact match with the skill sets stated. 

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.

To be considered for this position, please submit a short cover letter along with your CV to


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