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The Times, Newsletters and Podcasts Editor

Employer
The Times
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Job Details

Newsletters and podcasts editor 

The Times and The Sunday Times newsletters and podcasts editor will be responsible for commissioning, editing and publishing newsletters from The Times and The Sunday Times. They are also responsible for working with Wireless on the commissioning of our podcasts.

 

Responsibilities

  • Commission, edit and publish newsletters and podcasts, working with colleagues on The Times and The Sunday Times and Wireless radio group

  • Ensure the newsletters produced are inline with Times news values and are distinctive and differentiated from our competitors

  • Bring innovation to our newsletters, with a keen eye on changes to the media landscape

  • Work with department heads on how to maximise the effectiveness of their newsletters, including content ideas, when they should be sent, how long they should be and who should be the author of each newsletter

  • Overall responsibility for editing the newsletter before it is published, ensuring that it meets editorial standards

  • Lead the newsroom in understanding audience data and how it should inform commissioning

  • Measure the engagement of the newsletters and recommend editorial improvements

  • Work closely with the Wireless group to define our podcast strategy and output

  • Explore integration between newsletters and podcasts


 

Skills and experience

  • Working for a national newspaper or media website as a senior commissioning editor or senior sub-editor 

  • Experience establishing strong working relationships and building credibility with senior managers, influencing editorial colleagues, leading thinking and generating ideas

  • Demonstrable interest in news, current affairs, lifestyle and sport

  • An ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and with rigorous accuracy

  • Strong understanding of how audience data supports commissioning and how to promote a story on social media and through search engines

  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Times and The Sunday Times

  • Excellent communication skills, can communicate effectively with all levels of seniority across the newsrooms

  • Displays an enthusiastic, can-do, flexible attitude, especially when facing challenges

  • Deeply interested in shifts in the media landscape - and bringing new ideas to our newsrooms

 

 

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.

Company

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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Location
1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
United Kingdom
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