Assistant Digital News Editor

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani


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.

Role purpose and overview

Responsibility for assisting the news editor and deputy news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.

Key responsibilities

Responsibility for assisting the news editor to create, plan and execute daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.

  • Liaising with specialist journalists and reporters to work on stories and plan coverage.
  • Nurturing junior members of newsdesk and reporting staff.
  • Ensuring website News page is up to date with breaking news and exclusive stories.
  • Devising digital content and creative ways to tell news stories to online audiences.
  • Liaising with other departments: video, SEO, social to ensure best possible coverage of and audience for news stories.
  • Taking charge of the Telegraph news output in absence of news and deputy news editor and, when required on rota, at weekends.
  • Occasionally attending conference and planning meetings on behalf of the newsdesk, presenting plans to editor and other senior editorial staff, in absence of news editor and deputy news editor.

Skills required for the role

  • Proven track record of news editing in national or international newsroom.
  • Ability to seek out exclusive and breaking stories
  • Experience of planning coverage of future news events and preparing diary items of news.
  • Experience of working to tight daily deadlines.
  • Strong ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style.
  • Be familiar with and have experience of digital storytelling techniques.
  • Have a good working understanding of social media channels.


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.

Learning 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

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.

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