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Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater) (GB)
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Nationals, Online, News
News Editor, Assistant Editor

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Assistant News Editor, Metro

Location: Metro Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Job Introduction delivers news, features, sport, opinion, and shareable content to a fast-growing global audience and we are looking for an Assistant News Editor to join the London team. You will be responsible for pitching, writing, producing, and curating content of interest to our audience which is distributed widely on social media. The role encompasses news editing to support the News Editor and stepping up into that role when required. The job involves the management of editorial production processes, assisting with news page editing, news gathering, copy editing and headline writing.

Working closely with the news team your responsibilities will include:

  • Produce written content for the website and digital platforms
  • The ability to deliver vibrant copy while working to very tight deadlines is crucial
  • Ability to generate own news stories, with a keen eye for surfacing compelling content
  • Manage workflow and research to deliver stories to tight deadlines
  • Coordinate with fellow co-workers to ensure stories will be produced in a timely fashion for deadlines
  • Operate content management system for publication of stories
  • Monitor analytics and adjust strategy as needed to optimize KPIs
  • Produce coverage of significant news events

We are looking for professionals with the following:

  • Significant newsroom experience
  • Ability to work under tight deadline pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources
  • Must have a passion for research and finding the most interesting information
  • Strong communication skills to work collaboratively with team members
  • Prior experience in managing reporters
  • Establish a strong production process, manage breaking news and identify content that engages our readership
  • Direct, develop and maintain the quality and output of rolling, 24-hour, digital news


The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Competitive salary and staff benefits including 24/7 in-house gym, annual travel season ticket loans, company cab service, private healthcare, and many more.

Please apply by sending an up-to-date CV, a note about yourself and why you’d be perfect for the team.

Any applications received without a CV will not be considered.

About dmg::media

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Mail brand reaches one in two Brits every month and is officially the best-read, most recognised, most engaged newsbrand in the country.*

Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, MailOnline, Mail+, Metro,, i and reach more than 10.1m people daily in the UK.*

Globally, dmg media’s brands reach 190M unique browsers every month across its domains and apps.**

Our newsbrands maintain an unwavering commitment to uncovering the stories that matter most to our readers, ensuring that we remain experts at delivering relevant and insightful content.

In October, the Mail became the largest news publisher on TikTok with over 7- million followers. 

*PAMCo H2 2023 **GA 2023 September

Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Together, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 24million people daily. In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.

Our newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to our readers. 

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