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The Times, Deputy Platforms and Social Media Editor

The Times
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
15 Sep 2021
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Deputy platforms and social media editor

Job summary 

The deputy platforms and social media editor is responsible for working with senior editors in the newsroom to curate and commission stories, pictures and video content for our social media and third-party platforms including Apple News + and Google Showcase. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist who understands compelling and cutting edge ways that enliven our journalism, has data analysis, project management, social media and strong people-management skills.


  • Writing and editing copy as well as adapting pictures and multimedia for social media platforms

  • Editing and selecting content to appear on Apple News + and Google Showcase

  • Creating social media activity that engages its intended audience, inline with Times news values

  • Expertise in creative storytelling: comfortable using a variety of techniques, from GIFs to interactives, polls to live Q&As

  • Ability to pull editorial insights from data, understanding various platform-specific metrics to inform decisions

  • Champion the use of social media in the newsroom

Skills and experience

  • Experienced journalist with strong news judgment and people management skills

  • Demonstrable experience working on social media or third-party platforms

  • Highly organised, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Able to collaborate with others, including senior editors and work well in groups

  • Can clearly articulate story ideas

  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines


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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