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Deputy Commuter Editions Editor

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About The Telegraph

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Role purpose and overview

The Telegraph is seeking an ambitious journalist to work on some of its most critical digital products that serve its commuter audiences.

The Deputy Commuter Editions Editor will work mostly on Front Page, The Telegraph’s flagship and award-winning twice-daily newsletter, and The Briefing, a podcast that is distributed on multiple platforms.

They will work at a fast pace, in collaboration with colleagues around the newsroom, and must have very good editorial judgment, write clean copy, be confident at recording audio and be demonstrable self-starters.

Most importantly, they should be confident in developing a voice and relationship with newsletter readers and podcast listeners - and keen to work on new projects to further develop the acquisition and retention of subscribers.

Key Responsibilities:

The Deputy Commuter Editions Editor will:

  • Write, produce and send Front Page five days a week (predominantly PM editions)
  • Liaise with multiple editorial departments to ensure use of the best material
  • Use analytics and study relevant data to inform decision-making
  • Help to maximise digital subscriptions through concise storytelling and headlines
  • Write and record The Briefing podcast (predominantly PM editions) five days a week
  • Distribute The Briefing via WhatsApp, on podcast platforms and via smart speakers
  • Work with the Newsletters team to A/B test subject lines and marketing promotions
  • Work with the Homepage / App team to send notifications about our products
  • Work with the Community team on engagement projects, such as weekly news quiz
  • Work with the Social team to ensure the promotion of our products on multiple platforms
  • Take a lead in ensuring the quality of the weekend editions of Front Page
  • Deputise for the Commuter Editions Editor in his absence
  • Keep abreast of industry trends to help develop ideas for how to reach new readers

Essential skills required for the role

  • Experience of working as a journalist in a busy newsroom
  • Excellent editorial judgement, with confidence in selecting articles to use
  • The ability to write quickly, concisely, and with flair - including snappy headlines/sells
  • Digital publishing experience and confidence in using content management systems
  • Ability to show initiative and work well under pressure
  • A broad interest in Telegraph output, from news and business to sport and culture
  • A proactive and collaborative approach - as well as the ability to work independently
  • An understanding of The Telegraph audience and how to engage it
  • Knowledge of The Telegraph’s subscriptions strategy
  • Full knowledge of media law is preferred

Desirable skills useful for the role

  • National newsroom experience
  • Experience of writing and producing newsletters
  • Experience of using CACI Email Studio and Adobe Campaign
  • Confidence in voice recording and / or having worked on a podcast
  • Developing a social media profile

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.