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i, Newsdesk Editor (late), freelance

High St. Kensington, London
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Full Time
Fashion / Arts, Nationals, Online, Entertainment
News Editor

Job Details

Newsdesk Editor (late), freelance

Location: i Headquarters – London

Position: Freelance

Job Introduction

i is looking for late newsdesk editors with a solid news background to come and work across its digital and print journalism on a freelance basis.

We are looking for talented journalists with experience in newsdesk shifts to provide additional late weekday and weekend cover to our digital breaking news team.

Late editing shifts are incredibly important to the needs of the business. This is an exciting opportunity for journalists to showcase their talent and contribute to i’s growth.

Successful candidates will be responsible, passionate about digital storytelling and be able to cover big breaking news stories late into the evening.

The late breaking editor is also responsible for making sure the homepage looks good, as well as ensuring stories published in the evening are promoted via i's social channels, app and through notifications. 
Main Responsibilities 

  • Lead late online news shifts, ensuring breaking news is covered late into the evening.
  • Promote late stories and exclusives on i's homepage, via social media and through push notifications.
  • Pitch and write news stories, including detailed explainers and long form reporting.
  • Find innovative ways to go beyond straight news reports, when writing and commissioning.
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice.
  • Commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. Appreciation for i’s audience and tone, and how to write stories that will appeal to our readers.

About Us

i is Britain's youngest national news publisher – and one of the most trusted. i has a unique mission: publishing non-partisan reporting and intelligent opinion. With a strong digital subscriber audience and a healthy print circulation, i has also grown digital reach to 11m users a month. Its newsroom breaks some of the biggest stories in UK journalism. Growing in influence and profitable, i is shortlisted for News Website of the Year and National Newspaper of the Year in the 2024 Press Awards, and is a recent winner of Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). We pride ourselves on having a dynamic, collegiate work environment that celebrates creativity, innovation and success.

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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