Role purpose and overview
The Assistant News Editor will assist the news editor and deputy news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.
The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance, and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Training and development
With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.
Our commitment to inclusion
We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.
Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.
- Responsibility for assisting the news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.
- Ensuring Telegraph.co.uk website News page is up to date with breaking news and exclusive stories.
- Liaising with other departments: video, SEO, social to ensure best possible coverage of, and audience for, news stories.
- Liaising with specialist journalists and reporters to work on stories and plan coverage.
- Taking charge of the Telegraph news output in absence of news and deputy news editor and, when required on rota, at weekends.
- Occasionally attending conference and planning meetings on behalf of the newsdesk, presenting plans to the editor and other senior editorial staff, in absence of news editor and deputy news editor.
- Experience of reporting or working on a news desk at regional or national level.
- Ability to seek out exclusive and breaking stories.
- Experience of planning coverage of future news events and preparing diary items of news.
- Experience of working to tight daily deadlines.
- Strong ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style.
- Be familiar with and have experience of digital storytelling techniques.
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.
For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.