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The Telegraph - Health Guides Editor

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

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Job Type
Full Time
Health & Beauty, Nationals, Healthcare, News

Job Details

Role purpose and overview

  • A key member of the health features team your role will be to commission and edit health guides and ensure they are authoritative, engaging, accurate and optimised for search
  • This is a senior commissioning role you will need to have a strong understanding of search optimisation and how to grow the Telegraph’s audience by using it effectively.
  • You will need to be confident in digital publishing and able to edit and publish within the CMS
  • A digital native your role will be to publish smart digital features and guides, assisting in the commissioning of eye-catching lead assets, graphics and video that set your stories apart on the app and on the website.
  • You’ll also liaise with designers/picture editors/visual storytelling and social departments to ensure that all content is produced to the highest standard.

Key responsibilities

  • Commission and edit evergreen content, along with innovative and intelligent visual leads, video and graphics that enhance digital storytelling
  • Write clear briefs for every piece of content for both writers and visual editors
  • Work closely with SEO to ensure every guide is optimised effectively
  • Ensure all guide content is organised and updated regularly
  • Edit copy to the highest possible standard
  • Edit and update guides within the CMS during the production process
  • Forge strong relationships with new and existing writers.
  • Attend conferences and meetings with editors, and writers pitch and discuss ideas.

Essential vs desirable skills required for the role

  • Experience commissioning strong SEO focussed utility features
  • Excellent understanding of SEO
  • A background in digital publishing and CMS is extremely important
  • Ability to work across a wide range of content and making sure it’s delivered on time and to an excellent standard
  • Commissioning feature writers with detailed digital-friendly briefs
  • An understanding of analytics tools and how to use them when commissioning and briefing stories
  • Ability to respond quickly and accurately to create premium quality journalism


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 Disability Confident Employer 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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