Writer/Editor, Institute of Art and Ideas


Described by the Guardian as “the return to big thinking” and by Total Politics as “Europe’s Answer to TED”, the IAI has established itself as the platform for big ideas with the world's leading thinkers, politicians and scientists represented. Our organisation straddles journalism and the academy and we aim to excel in both. IAI.TV hosts debates and talks with IAI Player; online courses with IAI Academy; and a digital magazine IAI News. The IAI also organises HowTheLightGetsIn – the largest festival of its kind – which takes place twice a year in Hay-on-Wye and London.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented individual to join our team as a Writer for the IAI and as an Editor of IAI News. The successful applicant will play an important part in driving the ongoing growth and success of our digital ideas and philosophy magazine, IAI News. Our current weekly international audience is in the tens of thousands for IAI News and monthly audience in the hundreds of thousands for IAI as a whole. We are recruiting for this position at a critical point in our growth ahead of a new phase of our digital strategy at the start of 2020.

Responsibilities include:

  • Generating ideas for IAI News’s editorial themes and content
  • Commissioning high quality articles in line with our editorial schedule and priorities.
  • Copy editing and publishing author contributions
  • Publicity and Marketing for IAI News
  • Writing content across the IAI’s output, including website copy, press releases, articles and marketing copy.

The successful candidate will need demonstrate both excellent journalistic and copy writing skills and an impressive grasp of the current intellectual landscape. They will need a strong working knowledge of current affairs, a broad range of intellectual interests and proven interest in big ideas and our editorial content. Experience in journalism and an excellent academic background are inevitably essential.