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MailOnline, Assistant News Editor

Employer
MailOnline
Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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

Assistant News Editor
Location: MailOnline Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent

About the job

MailOnline is one of the world’s largest English-language newspaper websites. Our teams across the globe strive to provide our readers with engaging, fast and rolling news, 24/7, 365 days a year.

With over 600 journalists worldwide, we continue to grow and require an enthusiastic and talented Assistant News Editor to join the MailOnline news desk.

Profile

The role encompasses news editing to support the UK News Editor and stepping up into that role when required. The job involves the management of editorial production processes, assisting with news page editing, news gathering, copy editing and headline writing.

In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing the quality and output of news in alignment with the 24-hour news operation of MailOnline and in accordance with the editorial objectives set by the UK Editor and the UK News Editor.

A strong track record of news gathering, editing and managing a team is essential, together with an understanding of digital 24-hour news and the processes and pressures that come with operating in this environment.

Outstanding candidates should also be able to balance editorial objectives in a fast paced news environment. Prior experience in managing reporters, news editing and publishing is essential.

Core Responsibilities

  • Direct, develop and maintain the quality and output of rolling, 24-hour, digital news
  • Writing strong and engaging headlines and copy
  • A keen eye for using images and videos
  • Establish a strong production process, manage breaking news and identify content that engages our readership
  • Adept at using analytics and social media to help curate the site and develop content

 
The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.
 

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 of up to 3x 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….

About dmg::media

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. The Mail brand reaches one in two Brits every month and is officially the best-read, most recognised, most engaged newsbrand in the country.*

Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, MailOnline, Mail+, Metro, Metro.co.uk, i and inews.co.uk reach more than 10.1m people daily in the UK.*

Globally, dmg media’s brands reach 190M unique browsers every month across its domains and apps.**

 Our newsbrands maintain an unwavering commitment to uncovering the stories that matter most to our readers, ensuring that we remain experts at delivering relevant and insightful content.

 In October, the Mail became the largest news publisher on TikTok with over 7- million followers. 

*PAMCo H2 2023 **GA 2023 September”

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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