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i, World Editor, maternity cover

Central London
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, News
Reporting, Editor, News Editor

Job Details

Location: i Headquarters - London

Position: 12 month maternity cover


Job Introduction

i is looking for a World Editor to join our growing newsroom on a 12-month maternity contract.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead i’s world news coverage, driving authoritative and eye-catching news exclusives that will have maximum digital impact. The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of world affairs, alongside an instinct for what interests British readers. They must have proven experience of managing a team of experienced reporters, a demonstrable ability to get challenging stories and investigations over the line and a thorough understanding of digital publishing best practice.


Key areas of responsibility

  • To lead and inspire our world news team, ensuring their output is having maximum digital impact
  • To coordinate and grow i’s network of international freelancers, to further enhance our depth of coverage in key areas
  • To manage a mix of reactive exclusive chases on the agenda, news features and long term investigations
  • To work towards team benchmarks for success, ensuring the operation is meeting its digital subscription goals
  • To present high impact stories and creative ideas each day to the Editor in conference
  • To oversee the team rota at reporter and newsdesk level, ensuring it is organised at all times
  • To help lead planning for major events such as the US election, conflicts and international crises.


Skills and experience

  • Experience on the world news desk of a national news publisher or international reporting experience.
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of major global news, with excellent judgement.
  • An ability to write and edit news and features quickly and to deadline.
  • Incisive analytical skills and the ability to approach the news agenda in a creative and original manner.
  • Excellent people-management skills, and a proven ability to get the best out of experienced journalists.
  • Experience of leading a team, and a desire to be leading from the front in a busy and demanding newsroom.
  • An ambition to take on more responsibility and progress your career towards executive leadership.
  • Experience in digital publishing, and a willingness to learn and embrace new methods of storytelling.
  • A commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage.
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice.


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 age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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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