Deputy Saturday Arts Editor

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Role purpose and overview

In this role you’ll have responsibility, in support of the Saturday Arts Editor, for the Telegraph’s Saturday print arts coverage, as well as the digital publication of this coverage.

The Deputy Saturday Arts Editor is expected to bring the best and most pertinent interviews, features, comment pieces and reviews to the Telegraph’s Saturday Review supplement. They also have lead responsibility for the Telegraph’s books coverage across all publishing platforms.

Key responsibilities

  • Overseeing, in support of the Saturday Arts Editor, the arts and culture content across the Saturday Review supplement and digital publishing of this content - plus off-shoots/new projects as and when required. Leading on this when the Saturday Arts Editor is away.
  • Ensuring the Saturday Arts team generates agenda-setting content that increases subscriptions and registrations, and furthers reader engagement.
  • Leading on the Telegraph’s books coverage: commissioning reviews, features (including serial extracts) and interviews; keeping on top of the books news agenda and commissioning agenda-setting reaction to key publications and authors. Overseeing the Books section of Review.
  • Working in conjunction with the wider Culture desk and the Culture Director to help ensure the Telegraph has the very best arts coverage, engaging readers and generating newsworthy content both online and off.
  • Flexibility to work varying shifts on a seven day rota, including some weekend work.
  • Liaising with the social media and new formats teams to ensure that culture content is optimised in these areas to increase engagement and drive subscriptions.

Key skills

  • An understanding of the Telegraph’s audiences and their interests across all platforms.
  • In depth, specialist knowledge of literature and the current books landscape. Thorough understanding of the cultural world in general.
  • Ability to strategise and coordinate a multi-pronged editorial response to a fast moving news agenda.
  • Ability to act decisively.
  • Ability to think laterally and develop bold, brave, innovative ideas across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to edit a range of arts and cultural stories with clarity and flair.
  • Used to and comfortable with working to tight deadlines with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to seize the initiative, take responsibility, think on your feet, and communicate effectively and in an organised fashion.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to write sparkling headlines and edit copy at speed and to the highest standard.

Our benefits

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.

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