The Telegraph, Sport Production Journalist

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive plus excellent benefits
24 Nov 2020
10 Dec 2020
Job Type
Full Time

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility, and authority for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion, and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate, and provoking comment.

The Sport PJ should have high-quality production skills and show initiative in their approach to bringing pages of the Sports section to sign-off.

The ability to craft sharp headlines, and to sub copy quickly and accurately are vital.

As part of The Telegraph’s newsroom-based team, you’ll also be able to build relationships with reporters to directly address any queries, resulting in higher-quality pages.

Experience in Sport production journalism is compulsory for the role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility and pride in their role in the production of our Sports newsprint products across seven days (on a rota basis) and special supplements.
  • Set a high standard in the production of pages, through quick and effective subbing of stories, sharp headlines or captions, as directed by the chief production journalist (CPJ) and desk editors.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met with regard to the production of newsprint products.
  • Maintain a flexible approach at all times.
  • Support the senior production team by making themselves available for new tasks after completing their existing work.

Essential skills required for the role:

  • A proven track record for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Expertise in the use of all print-production systems, for words, pictures, and pages.
  • A flair for the "look" of pages including headlines, captions, graphics and pictures.
  • Experience in sports production journalism.
  • A proven aptitude for interpreting instructions from senior colleagues and creating ready-for-sign-off pages, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build relationships with reporters, liaising with them directly to address queries on copy.

Additional skills useful for the role:

  • Willingness to work weekends
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Flexibility and willingness to adopt new techniques, streamlining of production processes.
  • Experience in different styles of sub-editing and working across different sections.
  • A quick learner - able to adapt to new tasks with ease and eager to take on new roles when required

What you can expect from The Telegraph if you’re the successful candidate

  • The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
  • A range of excellent benefits.
  • In-role development and access to formal development.

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The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

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