Positions: Three lay Complaints Committee members and one editorial Complaints Committee member (broadsheet)
Remuneration: £12,000 per year plus expenses
Closing date: 1 September 2017
Details: The Complaints Committee meets 10 times per year to discuss and make decisions on complaints raised under the Editors’ Code of Practice. Committee members are also required to read and make decisions on cases circulated via correspondence each week.
Successful applicants should have an interest in press regulation and the process of balancing freedom of expression with other rights of individuals, but need not have any specialist knowledge of this area. IPSO is seeking individuals from a broad range of backgrounds to complement the experience and perspectives currently represented within the Committee.
Candidates for the lay roles should have no connection to current or potential IPSO member publishers.
Candidates for the editorial role should have recent senior experience in a national “broadsheet” newspaper, but not be a serving editor at a current or potential IPSO member publisher.
All Committee members, whether lay or editorial, participate as individuals and not as representatives of organisations or interests.
Applicants should forward a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to email@example.com by 1 September. Enquiries about the role may be directed to Charlotte Dewar, IPSO Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates are encouraged to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and enclose this with the application, but it isn’t mandatory.
About Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. We hold newspapers and magazines to account for their actions, protect individual rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression for the press.