The Telegraph - Deputy Head of Live Features

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Job Details

The Telegraph Features department is looking for an outstanding and experienced Deputy Head of Live Features with a strong visual focus to work alongside its superb team to deliver stories that have the greatest possible impact and win the widest audience upon digital publication.

The successful applicant will have traditional core commissioning skills and experience - relentlessly generating ideas, working with writers and copy editing - but will also have a background that allows them to pitch stories best told in a primarily visual way - harnessing photography, picture research, data analysis, illustration, animation, graphics and more.

The ideal candidate will be able to twin national newspaper features experience with technical expertise in a way that allows them to conceive of, formulate in detail and then commission visual projects, before seeing them through to completion. Doing so will require a self-starting, technically accomplished individual who is nonetheless able to forge strong collaborative relationships across the newsroom with the Telegraph’s existing visual storytelling team, picture desk, data team and graphic designers.

The successful applicant will be driven and organised, with the vision effectively to deploy everything from simple, quick visual devices to those that push the boundaries of our digital storytelling to deliver both rapid, engaging stories and captivating, beautiful features, all while respecting the relentless, high-throughput requirements of a 24/7 news operation.  

This is a truly exciting, creative, office-based role that, in the right hands, will result in great stories that dazzle and delight our ever expanding audience of highly-engaged subscribers while attracting wider acclaim and new readers.



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 by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), 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

At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and 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

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