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.
Position: Readers’ advisory panel (three places)
Remuneration: £200 per meeting
Closing date: 22 August 2017
Details: IPSO is inviting applications from members of the public that read newspapers and magazines and who have an interest in how they are regulated. IPSO is very keen to have as diverse a group as possible involved in its work, so applications are positively sought from people of all ages and from minority communities, who may not have considered working with a regulator in the past.
The panel will meet three times a year to discuss IPSO’s work and approach and to help senior IPSO staff with the development of new guidelines.
Application by CV with short covering letter explaining why you are interested to email@example.com. Please contact Charlotte Urwin, Head of Standards, if you have any questions on 0300 123 2220.
We are advertising in a range of different magazines over a two month period. As a result, applications must be received by 22 August and we will not shortlist candidates until after this date.