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i, Home Editor

Employer
dmg::media
Location
London
Salary
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, News
Discipline
Editor, Digital Editor

Job Details

Home Editor

Location: i Headquarters – London

Position: Permanent 

Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan 4x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym 
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits…

Job Introduction

i is seeking a new Home Editor to lead its specialist team of high impact reporters, one of the largest and most important in the newsroom.

Reporting into the Head of News, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to drive i's news exclusives, leading a team of award winning reporters with a proven track record of high impact journalism.

The successful candidate 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. 

Job specifications

  • To lead and inspire our award-winning team of Home reporters, ensuring their output is having maximum digital impact
  • To provide constructive feedback to reporters, helping them prioritise projects which will have maximum digital impact
  • To take responsibility for managing and executing complex and challenging stories, all the way from idea or tip to publication
  • To present high impact stories and creative ideas each day to the Editor in conference
  • 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 oversee the team rota at reporter and newsdesk level, ensuring it is organised at all times 

 
The right candidate will have

  • 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 thorough understanding of media law and the Ipso guidelines 

 
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.        

Company

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, metro.co.uk and inews.co.uk 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. 

Company info
Location
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
London
W8 5TT
GB

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