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MailOnline, Night News Editor

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

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

Night News Editor

Location: MailOnline Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent

About the job

MailOnline is the world’s largest English-language newspaper website with over 164 million monthly unique visitors. 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 Night News Editor to run our overnight news operation.


The role involves news editing and supporting the Night Editor – identifying stories and working with a team of reporters to deliver them speedily and accurately. The successful applicant will liaise with colleagues in London and teams around the world to provide compelling content for our readers.

The role also involves working alongside a Deputy Night News Editor to oversee the online publication of content from Daily Mail journalists.

The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced 24-hour news environment and will be at their best when managing breaking news and balancing competing pressures in a calm and professional manner.

The Night News Editor is involved in the management of editorial production processes, assisting with news page editing and news gathering, all 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 of reporters is essential, together with a thorough understanding of digital 24-hour news and the processes and pressures that come with operating in this environment.

Main Responsibilities

  • Direct, develop and maintain the quality and output of rolling, 24-hour, digital news
  • Manage a team of reporters and help them create fast, accurate and compelling stories
  • Liaise with senior colleagues to assist the Night Editor
  • Ability to write strong headlines
  • Establish a strong production process, manage breaking news and identify content that engages our readership
  • Understand analytics and digital readership to help curate the site
  • Monitor the wires, rival publications and TweetDeck

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. Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 11m people daily in the UK.* Globally, our brands reach 180m unique browsers every month.** In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.  

dmg media’s newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to their readers.

*PAMCo 1 2020  ** Omniture April 2021

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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