Telegraph Media Group, Political Editor

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + Excellent Benefits
04 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Telegraph Media Group are currently recruiting for the position of Political Editor.

The Political Editor will lead the Telegraph Media Group’s highly-respected politics team, ensuring that we are breaking significant stories, and also shaping the wider political strategy and digital offering.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintaining excellent political contacts and the ability to break stories of national and international importance
  • Providing high-level input and insight to senior executives to help determine TMG's political strategy
  • Managing a team of reporters to ensure high quality output across TMG platforms, seven days a week; developing and identifying future talent
  • Playing a key role in helping to develop TMG's future digital offering
  • Generating ideas, commissioning, editing, publishing and writing interesting and well-informed content across politics, optimised for both online and print publication
  • Responding to breaking news and planning coverage of future events and longer term projects

Specific requirements / skills

  • Experience in a senior editorial role developing political content in a newspaper, newswire, broadcast or digital environment
  • Proven ability to break stories of national and international importance
  • Experience in managing and overseeing a team of journalists
  • Adept at working in high-pressure environment and producing high quality copy to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience of digital publishing, analytics, SEO and social media for engaging and retaining a wider audience
  • Extensive experience of planning and producing agenda-setting content across all platforms, including editing and reviewing the content produced by others

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