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The Telegraph, Business Night Reporter (fixed-term contract)

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
27 Sep 2021
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Job Details

The principal responsibility of the night reporter is to maintain and update the business team’s output beyond GMT office hours. You will help to cover late breaking stories online and in the paper.

Please note: this is a fixed-term contract position.

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance, and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring news wires and websites for breaking business and economics stories
  • Liaising with the rest of the business desk to ensure breaking stories are properly covered
  • Writing breaking stories precisely and at speed
  • Curating the business page of the website and uploading and editing online stories
  • Liaising with night staff from other departments on breaking stories
  • Representing the department at the evening digital news conference to promote content and news pipeline
  • Liaising with sub-editors to update later editions of the print section as appropriate and in discussion with the business night news editor and the group business editors
  • Filling in elements of the daily Business Briefing email newsletter
  • Producing an overnight report to aid the whole Business desk's knowledge of changes to later print editions and online
  • This role involves working Monday-Friday, 3pm-midnight at the Telegraph's London office (transport will be provided for journey home)

Key skills

  • Experience in an editorial role, preferably in a business-focused environment - would suit an experienced reporter looking to gain editing experience
  • Strong digital skills and ability to use desktop publishing systems
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and with a cool head
  • Adept at working in high-pressure environment and producing high quality copy to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of digital publishing and SEO
  • Previous experience of editing others’ copy would be advantageous


The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.


The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years. 

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Telegraph is proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer for women in 2021.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
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