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The Telegraph - Editorial Community Editor

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Role purpose and overview

As Editorial Community Editor, you will be part of a team responsible for building, growing and nurturing niche communities, encouraging readers to engage and interact with each other and Telegraph journalists, and putting subscribers’ voices at the heart of our journalism.

You will be an advocate for our subscribers in the newsroom, highlighting the topics and stories that get our readers talking. You’ll promote constructive conversation among readers and find imaginative ways to encourage interaction between readers and journalists. You’ll pitch and create your own reader-led stories, projects and initiatives, as well as encouraging and supporting other Editorial desks to include readers’ voices in their output as appropriate.

This role combines both journalism and community management. We expect you to begin with expertise in at least one of these two areas, and to be ready to upskill as necessary. It’s an exciting opportunity for a proactive, creative individual to take on new challenges within a supportive, ambitious team.

Key responsibilities

  • Work directly with readers and journalists to build, grow and nurture healthy communities around key niche subject areas.
  • Generate and create reader-led stories, projects and initiatives that put readers’ voices and experiences at the heart of our journalism.
  • Create opportunities for readers to engage and interact with The Telegraph’s journalism across our verticals, through polls, Q&As, comments, case studies, email newsletters and so on.
  • Build confident, collaborative working relationships around the newsroom and liaise daily with other desks to support each other’s work.
  • Develop a deep familiarity with the Telegraph’s readers, understand the values they share, spot the issues and stories that generate discussion and regularly share these insights with colleagues.
  • Use data to evaluate community initiatives and to identify and reward highly engaged readers.

Key skills

  • Either journalism skills gained through experience or training or a track record of building highly engaged communities (Essential)
  • Understanding of what builds communities online (Essential)
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, accommodating requests from others while making your own case assertively and persuasively (Essential)
  • Ability to build relationships with readers in person and online, individually and at scale (Essential)
  • Firm grasp of the Telegraph’s products, brands and journalistic values, particularly in digital (Essential)
  • Good editorial judgement, the ability to spot and pitch a good story and to find the right angle for a Telegraph audience, or the desire to develop these (Essential)
  • Strong writing and editing skills and the ability to write according to Telegraph style (Essential)
  • Solid knowledge of media law (e.g. defamation, contempt, privacy) (Desirable)
  • Demonstrable ability to use analytics tools and data reports to inform editorial decisions (Desirable)

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.

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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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