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The Times, Deputy Engagement Editor

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

Job summary 

The deputy engagement editor is responsible for exploring and delivering new ways of engaging audiences with our journalism. Working with colleagues in the newsrooms of The Times and The Sunday Times you will develop content, events and products that engage existing and new audiences, including women and people under 35.

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


  • Work with the product development team to incorporate emerging forms of reader interaction, such as article shares, reader commentary, digital events

  • Interpret editorial data and feed this directly to the editors to inform commissioning to boost website engagement

  • Target and tailor data towards engaging key audiences, such as women and younger readers

  • Work with both newsdesks to forward plan for editorial projects, digital coverage and events

  • Liaise with Times+ teams and editors to coordinate newsdesk events for both titles, including events targeted at both under 45 and female readers

  • Mentor people in the team to help them to develop projects and stories to pitch, and to develop their skills

  • Help to improve data literacy in the newsroom through training and collaboration with reporters



  • Journalist with strong news judgment 

  • Curious about media industry innovation in storytelling and brings best practices to the Times

  • Demonstrable experience of product development for a news website

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

  • Highly organised, able to manage projects

  • Able to collaborate with others 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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