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Business Night Reporter

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About The Telegraph

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

About The Role

The principal responsibility of the night reporter is to maintain and update the business team’s output beyond GMT office hours. You will help to cover late breaking stories online and in the paper.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitoring news wires and websites for breaking business and economics stories
  • Liaising with the rest of the business desk to ensure breaking stories are properly covered
  • Writing breaking stories precisely and at speed
  • Curating the business page of the website and uploading and editing online stories
  • Liaising with night staff from other departments on breaking stories
  • Representing the department at the evening digital news conference to promote content and news pipeline
  • Liaising with sub-editors to update later editions of the print section as appropriate and in discussion with the business night news editor and the group business editors
  • Filling in elements of the daily Business Briefing email newsletter
  • Producing an overnight report to aid the whole Business desk's knowledge of changes to later print editions and online
  • This role involves working Monday-Friday, 3pm-midnight at the Telegraph's London office (transport will be provided for the journey home).

Essential skills required for the role

  • Experience in an editorial role, preferably in a business-focused environment - would suit an experienced reporter looking to gain editing experience
  • Strong digital skills and ability to use desktop publishing systems
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and with a cool head
  • Adept at working in a high-pressure environments and producing high-quality copy to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of digital publishing and SEO

Additional skills useful for the role

  • Previous experience of editing other’s copy would be advantageous


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. 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

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.

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.

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.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.