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The Telegraph, Night Picture Editor

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
24 Dec 2021
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Job Details

The Night Picture Editor is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the picture desk between 4pm and midnight which includes picture tasting, picture research, taking responsibility for picture changes in print editions, checking accuracy of picture captions and credits on print page proofs and monitoring first editions of the daily newspapers. The Night Picture Editor reports directly to the Picture Editor and will work closely with the late Online Picture Editor.

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 the incoming picture feed from image providers to ensure TMG is maximising its publication opportunities
  • Constantly liaising with key editorial departments to ensure all picture research requests are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Helping to select images for publication in stories using our CHP photographic database and AEM publishing software
  • Captioning published images concisely and correctly, ensuring factual information, spellings and punctuation are correct
  • Providing a nightly email to the picture desk team identifying the best photographs and providing information on which images key competitors are publishing
  • Commissioning photographers to cover breaking news stories
  • Attending the late news conference with the Picture Editor

Key skills

  • Experience of photo editing for a news publication, either digital or print
  • Strong interest in and demonstrable knowledge of current affairs, sport and entertainment
  • Sound industry knowledge including regional, national and international contacts
  • CHP experience preferable
  • Able to work quickly, accurately, to tight deadlines and under pressure

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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