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PA Media, Group, News Editor

PA Media Group
London, Paddington
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Newswires, News
News Editor

Job Details

News Editor
Location: Paddington
Department: News Editorial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent

About us.

PA is the UK’s national news agency, supplying 24/7 journalism to every newsroom in the country.

It sits at the heart of the PA Media Group which is now a portfolio of diversified news and information companies encompassing a large data division, the picture agency Alamy and the streaming service StreamAMG, among others. 

About the Role.

As a News Editor you’ll be responsible for helping to run the busiest news desk in the country, deploying reporters and overseeing the editorial output of the UK’s national news agency.

This role will require flexibility and you will work a variable rota across 7 days.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Ensuring PA’s news content is fast, accurate and impartial.
  • Briefing and deploying reporters and specialists across the UK and Ireland on a rolling basis across weekday, weekend and evening shifts.
  • Ensuring our published content is legally safe and Ipso compliant.
  • Liaising with Scotland and Ireland editors and all section editors.
  • Subbing and publishing content as required to all platforms.
  • Liaising with Picture and Video leads to ensure we maximise the output from our multi-skilled journalists.
  • Monitoring other media outlets and social media to ensure PA is always up to date with latest news developments.
  • Monitoring data around PA content use in real-time and daily/weekly/monthly to ensure we are gaining maximum value from our newsgathering teams.
  • Dealing with customer calls and emails, ensuring they get the content they want across words, stills, video, graphics and social media.
  • Handling calls to the news desk from PRs and the public.

About you.

We want to make sure you’re set for success so the key skills we’re looking for in the role are below.

  • Excellent news judgment
  • Ability to take clear, sensible decisions under pressure to ensure our news services are timely and reliable
  • In-depth knowledge of news and current affairs across UK and Ireland.
  • Ability to write, re-write and sub content at speed  
  • Understand and deliver compelling content for digital platforms
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UK media law
  • Calm manner for dealing with incoming calls

You'll also need.

  • NCTJ or equivalent
  • News desk experience at national, agency or regional daily level 

What you can expect in return.

This is a great opportunity to work with talented colleagues in a supportive and collaborative environment. We’ll support you as you continue to develop your career with a well-respected organisation that is central in the UK media landscape.


We recognise your contribution to our continued success with an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus 8 public holidays (pro-rated for part time employees)
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • On-site Gym 
  • Life assurance (4x salary)
  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle 2 work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Day (x1)
  • Volunteering day (x1)
  • Hybrid working


We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment and as well as your skills and experience we’re also focused on who you are and what else you can bring. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance. 

We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you. 


We are a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies spanning news & information, data, technology, marketing and communications. Our flagship brand, PA Media, is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.

We provide customers across the media, sport, corporate, betting and public sectors with the broadest range of content, products and services to inform and entertain their audiences.

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