MailOnline, Assistant Night News Editor

Kensington, London
09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
Job Type
Full Time

MailOnline is the world’s largest English-language newspaper website with over 202 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 Assistant Night News Editor to run our night news operation.


The role encompasses the management of editorial production processes and assisting with news page editing and news gathering.

In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing the quality and output of news in alignment with the 24-hour news operation of MailOnline and 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 is essential, together with an understanding of digital 24-hour news and the processes and pressures that come with operating in this environment.

Outstanding candidates should also be able to balance editorial objectives in a fast paced news environment. Prior experience in managing reporters, news editing and publishing is essential.

Core responsibilities

  • Direct, develop and maintain the quality and output of rolling, 24-hour, digital news
  • 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 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.

Apply by completing the application form below.

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