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i, Deputy Foreign Editor

Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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Nationals, Online, Finance, News
Editor, Deputy Editor
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Job Details

Location: DMGT Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym (Northcliffe House only)
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics (Northcliffe House only)
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards
  • Plus many other benefits….

Job Introduction

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

The successful candidate will work alongside the Foreign Editor to develop our world news coverage across i’s digital and print editions. We are looking for an editor who is extremely knowledgeable about world affairs and experienced in reaching wide digital audiences. 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. 

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. i values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from a range of backgrounds. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Assisting the foreign editor in producing high-impact digital publishing.
  • Helping to lead 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 staff reporters, 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.
  • Covering for the Foreign Editor in their absence, with some early, late and weekend shifts.  
  • 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. 

Person Specification

  • Demonstrable experience of leading world news coverage online for a national news publisher or foreign reporting experience. 
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of major global news, with strong ideas and excellent news judgement. 
  • An ability to write and edit news, features and headlines 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. 
  • Knowledge of how to enhance a story’s performance online using SEO, pictures, graphics and multimedia elements.
  • 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. 
  • Foreign language skills a bonus
  • A commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. 
  • Good knowledge of media law, ethics and the Editors’ Code of Practice. 

About dmg::media

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 11m people daily in the UK.* Globally, our brands reach 180m unique browsers every month.** In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.  

dmg media’s newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to their readers.

*PAMCo 1 2020  ** Omniture April 2021

 Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


Satisfying the need to know

DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.3bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. 

Find Us
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT
United Kingdom
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