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The Telegraph - Assistant News Editor

Employer
The Telegraph
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Digital, News
Discipline
Editorial, Editor, News Editor

Job Details

As an Assistant News Editor, you'll have responsibility for assisting the news editor and deputy news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsibility for assisting the news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.
  • Ensuring Telegraph.co.uk website News page is up to date with breaking news and exclusive stories.
  • Liaising with other departments: video, SEO, social to ensure best possible coverage of, and audience for, news stories.
  • Liaising with specialist journalists and reporters to work on stories and plan coverage.
  • Taking charge of the Telegraph news output in absence of news and deputy news editor and, when required on rota, at weekends.
  • Occasionally attending conference and planning meetings on behalf of the newsdesk, presenting plans to the editor and other senior editorial staff, in absence of news editor and deputy news editor.

Key skills

  • Experience of reporting or working on a news desk at regional or national level.
  • Ability to seek out exclusive and breaking stories.
  • Experience of planning coverage of future news events and preparing diary items of news.
  • Experience of working to tight daily deadlines.
  • Strong ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style.
  • Be familiar with and have experience of digital storytelling techniques.

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 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 Level 3 Disability Confident Leader 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.

Company

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.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7931 2000
Location
111 Buckingham Palace Road
London
London
SW1W 0DT
GB

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