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i, Politics Live News Editor

London, W8 5TT
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, News, Politics
Editor, Digital Editor

Job Details

Politics Live News Editor

Location: i Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Package Description

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 looking for a dynamic Politics Live News Editor, an exciting new leadership position in i’s politics team. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help lead i’s political coverage, ensuring our award-winning team has maximum digital impact. The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of UK politics, alongside an instinct for how policy decisions have real-world impact. They must have experience of managing a team of reporters and a thorough understanding of digital publishing best practice.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Working core hours of 7am-4pm, to set up the politics team for the day, helping to create the early publication schedule
  • To conceive ideas for high impact digital projects with the lobby team for the day ahead, and present those ideas to senior editors in conference
  • To oversee digital publishing of stories throughout the day, ensuring deadlines are met and best practice is followed, especially razor-sharp headlines
  • To coordinate with the audience team to ensure all parts of the newsroom are ready to best promote the work of the politics team
  • To oversee a specialist politics live blog each day, making it the home of i’s political breaking news and live analysis
  • To ensure the fast-moving political agenda is covered either by the lobby team or the wider news team where appropriate
  • To work towards team benchmarks for success, ensuring the operation is meeting its digital subscription goals

Skills and Experience

  • Experience on the news desk of a national news publisher or political news reporting experience
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of major political  news, with excellent judgement
  • An ambition to take on more responsibility and progress your career towards senior leadership
  • Excellent people-management skills, and a proven ability to get the best out of experienced journalists
  • 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
  • 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.


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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. 

Company info
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT

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