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IPSO Committee seeks new member with regional press experience

Lord FaulksThe press watchdog is searching for a journalist with recent regional press experience to sit on its Complaints Committee.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation is recruiting for an editorial member of the Committee with “recent senior experience in regional newspapers”.

The Committee meets around 10 times a year to discuss and make decisions on complaints raised under the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Members are also required to read and make decisions on cases circulated via correspondence each week.

The job is currently being advertised on HTFP and can be viewed here.

The advert states:  “Successful applicants should have an interest in press regulation and the process of balancing freedom of expression with other rights of individuals.

“They will also need outstanding analytical skills and verbal and written communication skills. IPSO is seeking an individual with a background that will complement the experience and perspectives currently represented within the Committee.

The Committee is chaired by IPSO chairman Lord Faulks, pictured, and consists of 12 members.

Seven of them are lay members, including the chairman, while five are editorial members.