We’re looking for a Head of Community News Operations!

Start Spreading the News
2 min readNov 14, 2019


Full job description here.

We are hiring a new Head of Community News Operations to join the Social Spider CIC team and help us take our innovative social enterprise model for independent local journalism to the next level.

This will be a full time role based at our offices in Walthamstow, London. Salary will be £25,000 pa.

Deadline for applications is 6pm on Monday November 25th 2019.

At this exciting point in our development, we are looking for an independent and confident social enterprise leader who is enthusiastic about shaping a social enterprise solution in response to the decline of corporate local news.

The post-holder should be keen to play an integral role in the development of an independent news publisher. They should take the initiative to explore new possible revenue streams for local news and have an active interest in the future of the sector.

This is a project management and business development role in a sector where the social need is clear and where business models are unclear but are evolving fast. Previous experience in media is desirable but is not essential if an applicant has a strong interest and commitment to journalism, combined with business development skills.

Click here to see the full job description including a list of duties and essential skills and experience.

For questions about the role please email anna@socialspider.com

Social Spider CIC does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexuality or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity and believe it creates dynamic, relevant organisations, fostering spaces for innovation and creativity. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team and encourage you to be a part of it.

We are committed to making our roles and culture inclusive. We can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have particular accessibility needs, please get in touch and let us know any requirements you may have.

About us

At Social Spider CIC we publish three monthly community newspapers, written by and for local people. We launched our first newspaper, Waltham Forest Echo, in 2014 and have since launched Tottenham Community Press (2016) and Enfield Dispatch (2018). In November 2019, we launched a new newspaper, EC1 Echo, in partnership with Clerkenwell-based charity, The Peel.

We are a not for profit social enterprise that puts the concerns of our community at the heart of our publications. We are at the forefront of developing a new sustainable model for creating local news; this role is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to work for a small and innovative social enterprise that is changing local media for the better.



Start Spreading the News

Start Spreading the News is a place to find out about Social Spider CIC’s community newspapers: Waltham Forest Echo; Tottenham Community Press; Enfield Dispatch