The Architects’ Journal

The AJ is the undisputed home of British architecture and the professional’s guide to the most vibrant architectural culture in the world.

Our daily content offer, built around five themes - industry news, building studies, business intelligence, expert opinion and cultural analysis – is designed to help architects thrive in the workplace.

The AJ is a multi-platform brand using print, online, mobile, campaigns, awards and live events to engage our audience. We showcase best practice, celebrate innovation and collaborate with industry to create new opportunities and help architects grow their business. Other resources include the AJ Buildings library which contains photos, drawings, technical details and project data from over 2,000 exemplar buildings and AJ Specification, a print, digital and live event service focused on technical and product information.

The AJ: Building better architects since 1895.

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London, Paul Street

Salary: £28,000 per annum plus benefits

Are you a dynamic and ambitious reporter? This is your chance to join the AJ’s award-winning news team.

The Architects’ Journal (AJ) is the leading professional publication for the UK’s architectural community – and has been uncovering the most important industry stories for more than 120 years.

Our award-winning, campaigning title is leading industry change through both its print and boundary-pushing digital platforms.

We now have an opportunity for a self-motivated, story-hungry, web-savvy reporter to join our news team. We can offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to make a real difference – covering one of the UK’s most inspiring and creative professions.

The AJ sets the agenda in architecture: looking at new ways of practising, and how architects can help tackle the climate crisis; and sourcing exclusive news and political opinion through to competitions and tender opportunities, detailed technical information and in-depth building studies.

Key Accountabilities: 

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious journalist with an emerging track record as a reporter. Ideally, you will have knowledge of the architecture or housing sectors. What’s essential, however, is that you are a proven story-getter with a record of securing scoops worthy of national coverage.

The role will also include news feature writing – such as analysis pieces, profiles and interviews – for both print and online.

The role involves being a team player and covering a wide range of topics in-depth – from procurement scandals, to business, climate change and political news, to finding out who is designing the nation’s next tallest skyscraper.

Working closely with the news editor and senior reporter, the full-time role will require a willingness to attend and report on events and a desire to swiftly understand what architects need to do their job better and how they win work.

The job will be based at EMAP’s offices in London’s vibrant Shoreditch/Old Street area.

Experience of architecture and the built environment is not essential, though an interest in the subject is.

Skills & Competencies: 
  • A driven, pro-active, experienced, news-hungry NCTJ-qualified journalist [or have equivalent experience]
  • The desire to uncover the biggest stories and set the news agenda
  • A stickler for accuracy, and the ability to write concise, accurate news stories on tight deadlines
  • A solid understanding of media law
  • A personable and confident individual eager to get out of the office and make good senior-level contacts at industry events and parties
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible and work across different platforms
  • Ability to gather news and promote stories on social media
  • Team player and good communicator, with a passion for original journalism and campaigns that make a difference
  • An interest in architecture and the built environment and its social, political and economic drivers

Please email your CV and Cover Letter to to apply for this job

We’re committed to EMAP being a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. They include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), health plan and life insurance cover, Cycle 2 Work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and much more!

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