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The Times, Deputy Audience Reach Editor

The Times
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Deputy audience reach editor

The audience reach team works across The Times and The Sunday Times newsrooms to broadcast our journalism to the widest possible audience. The work involves promoting content on search, social media as well as publishing on key third-party platforms, including Apple News + and Google Showcase. The deputy audience reach editor is responsible for supporting the head of audience reach with the day-to-day running of the team across seven days and for ensuring the delivery of editorial projects for both newsrooms.

The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of search, social media and the wider digital media landscape. The ideal candidate will have a sharp news sense and know how to tailor a story for different platforms. The candidate will have a keen sense of what makes The Times & The Sunday Times distinctive, and will have the skills to bring our journalism to life on social networks. 



  • Producing regular reports for a variety of sections

  • Defining what data sets can inform day-to-day editorial commissioning  

  • Helping to define a social media strategy for The Times & The Sunday Times

  • Developing a skilled team spanning search, social, platforms

Skills and experience

  • Able to retrieve and interpret data, then effectively communicate relevant insights 

  • Excellent knowledge of editorial and technical SEO and social media platforms 

  • Confident and concise communication, able to build strong relationships with colleagues across both newsrooms

  • Able to influence and persuade colleagues

  • A proven track-record of building communities and audiences online 

  • Able to work under pressure and can work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards

  • Up-to-date with the latest media trends



About the digital team

The Times and The Sunday Times represent a combined 400 years of covering news and providing comment and analysis in the UK and the world.

We are authoritative, credible, responsible, trusted and a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

This role will join our cross-title digital strategy team. The team is charged with finding and telling stories on our digital platforms in the most appropriate formats and empowering the newsroom to present stories in new and innovative ways.


News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.

They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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