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The Times and Sunday Times, News planning editor

Employer
The Times and The Sunday Times
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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

News planning editor, The Times and Sunday Times

The Times and Sunday Times are looking for a planning editor to join the news desks.

Applicants must have experience working at a national newspaper or digital publisher. You will have precise commissioning and copy-editing skills and the ability to conceive strong story ideas and long-term investigations.

You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and with rigorous accuracy. You must have an insatiable appetite for news and the skill to spot stories where others might miss them.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by July 22.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the development of major stories, exclusives and investigations to produce world-class coverage for digital and print
  • Lead forward planning and co-ordination with the news desks of The Times and Sunday Times
  • Work with reporters, writers and audience experts to develop story ideas
  • Successfully manage productive relationships with the editors, deputy editors and other section editors of both newspapers
  • Present at daily news meetings

Skills and experience

  • Experience working for a national newspaper or digital publisher
  • Demonstrable interest in news and current affairs
  • A detailed approach to forward planning along with strong organisational skills
  • Experience working under pressure, to tight deadlines and with rigorous accuracy
  • An understanding of how audience data supports commissioning and how to promote a story on social media and through search engines
  • Able to communicate succinctly and effectively
  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Times and Sunday Times
  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams
  • Persuasive presentation skills, well-developed inter-personal skills, with the ability to problem-solve
  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues

The Times and The Sunday Times represent a combined 400 years of covering news and providing comment and analysis on the UK and the world. We are authoritative, credible, responsible, trusted and a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

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