i, Foreign Editor

London, W8
03 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Editor, Editorial
Job Type
Full Time

i is looking for a Foreign Editor to join our growing newsroom.  

The successful candidate will develop our world news coverage across i’s digital and print editions. A fascination for world news is a given, alongside an instinct for what interests British readers. Our foreign coverage ranges from in-depth analysis of complex moving stories to lighter human interest. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious team at a key moment in i’s growth. 

About us 

At 10 years old, i is Britain's youngest national newspaper and website. We publish reporting, opinion and in-depth features for an intelligent audience. Growing in influence and profitable, in 2020 i was named Britain’s most trusted national news brand (PAMCo), Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). i now has an opportunity to grow again with investment in our original journalism under new owners - so we are looking to recruit to our ambitious editorial team. 

Key areas of responsibility: 

  • Leading foreign coverage for i’s digital and print editions, including copy tasting, commissioning from staff and freelancers, editing copy and liaising with other editors in the newsroom. 
  • Working with freelancers and other desk editors on foreign news features, original stories and investigations, including for i’s flagship weekend edition. 
  • Presenting story ideas to editors at conference.  
  • Planning and anchoring major events such as elections, conflicts and international crises. 
  • Turning round rapidly developing stories, analysis or explainers for maximum impact with our online audience. 

Skills and experience: 

  • Experience on the foreign desk of a national news publisher or foreign reporting experience, ideally with an overseas posting under their belt. 
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of major global news, with excellent judgement. 
  • An ability to write and edit news and features quickly and to deadline. 
  • Incisive analytical skills and the ability to offer readers pithy opinion and analysis that gets behind the headlines. Approach the news agenda in a creative and original manner. 
  • Understanding of the unique demands of digital and print publishing. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other colleagues in the newsroom including senior editors.  
  • The ability to react quickly and confidently to rapidly developing international events. 
  • A commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. 
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice. 

 Closing Date: 24th February 2021

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