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The Telegraph - Weekend Digital Editor

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

Job Details

The Telegraph needs a brilliant editor to help lead the News department’s drive for digital subscriptions.

The Weekend Digital Editor will use news sense to ensure the publishing of our news articles and liveblogs is digitally innovative and to the highest standard and ensure all news content is distributed to the right audience and optimised for that audience. They will help ensure copy is filed to publishers in a timely fashion, and be able to update the homepage and app in the event of breaking news.

This is a varied and fast-paced role at the heart of the newsroom - requiring quick decision-making, the ability to write sharp, compelling headlines and a keen eye for pictures and video.

Please note: this is a part-time position, working two days per week - Saturday and Sunday.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to ensure The Telegraph’s news output is planned and published to the highest possible standard for our digital audience
  • Working with the home news and foreign editors to help commission and optimise subscription-driving digital content
  • Devising creative ways to tell news stories to online audiences
  • Liaising with other departments including video, graphics, design, SEO and social media to ensure news stories are optimised for online
  • Reacting to breaking news swiftly, making quick decisions about the best way to handle a story digitally
  • Overseeing liveblogs to keep our readers abreast of all the latest developments
  • Using analytics to understand our online audience and inform publishing decisions
  • Updating homepage and app and sending notifications in the absence of the homepage editor 
  • Being the newsdesk’s main point of contact with the homepage, social, SEO, and digital publishing teams, when required

Key skills


  • Experience of digital editing in a national newsroom
  • Experience of planning coverage of future news events
  • Ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style
  • Understanding of SEO and social media
  • Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines
  • Creativity regarding original ways to tell stories
  • Experience of commissioning digital content
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the newsroom
  • Excellent news sense and current affairs knowledge
  • Full knowledge of media law
  • Ability to write compelling digital headlines
  • A keen eye for compelling pictures and video


  • Strong understanding of newsroom data and analytics
  • Familiarity with Chartbeat and headline testing
  • Understanding of the Telegraph’s core audience

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.


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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