Consumer Affairs Editor
Telegraph Media Group
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
About The Telegraph
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 our staff to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.
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Role purpose and overview
To ensure that we have Consumer Affairs coverage for digital and print. To be successful in this role, you’ll demonstrate strong news sense, digital savvy and be a self-starter.
- You will work to tight deadlines to identify and write consumer affairs stories for the website and newspaper.
- Managing diary stories on your beat.
- Ability to spot trends and identify sector developments before they are widely reported.
- Liaising with the newsdesk to plan exclusive stories and investigations, which will support our subscription goals.
- Use excellent visual storytelling ideas and skills to present your content in the best way digitally.
- You will be across the broader news agenda, have ideas on how to take stories on and generally how to improve the quality of the Telegraph’s consumer affairs coverage.
- Proven background in consumer affairs journalism.
- Previous experience of working in a national media newsroom is preferable.
- Experience of digital storytelling techniques, online publishing and SEO.
- A good working understanding of social media channels.
- Excellent knowledge of current affairs
- Finely tuned journalistic instincts that mean you can spot a story from a long way off and know how to create vivid and compelling stories.
- Experience of planning and producing agenda-setting content across all platforms.
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 equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), 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
- Access to formal tech & digital skills training
- Access to LinkedIn Learning
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
We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best.
We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.
Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.