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The Telegraph, Assistant Digital News Editor

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Telegraph needs a brilliant assistant news editor to help the news department’s drive for digital subscriptions. This is a varied and fast-paced role at the heart of the newsroom - requiring quick decision-making, a talent for commissioning compelling digital content and the ability to write sharp headlines.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to ensure The Telegraph’s news output is planned and published to the highest possible standard for our digital audience
  • Taking charge of the digital newsdesk during regular evening and weekend shifts
  • Working with the home news and foreign editors to help commission and optimise subscription-driving digital content
  • Liaising with other departments including video, graphics, design, SEO and social media
  • Reacting to breaking news swiftly
  • Overseeing live blogs
  • Attending conference and planning meetings on behalf of the desk 
  • Co-ordinating digital plans for major upcoming news events

Key skills


  • Experience of digital editing in a national or regional newsroom
  • Ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style
  • Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines 
  • Experience of commissioning digital content
  • Excellent news sense and current affairs knowledge
  • Full knowledge of media law
  • Ability to write compelling digital headlines


  • Experience planning coverage of future news events
  • Understanding of SEO and social media
  • An understanding of newsroom data and analytics

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

At Telegraph Media Group, we foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.


The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years. 

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Telegraph is proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer for women in 2021.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

Company info
020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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