Digital Production Journalist - Features
Telegraph Media Group
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
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
Responsible for editing and publishing digital Features and Magazine longreads across The Telegraph. You will ensure our content - both reactive and longterm - is produced to the highest quality for a digital audience. Your production should optimise content across our digital platforms, driving traffic and subscriptions through exemplary copy, headlines and visuals.
- Ensure copy is accurate, well presented and optimised for a digital audience.
- Write sharp, digital-friendly headlines. Make use of the best pictures, video and other multimedia assets to keep readers engaged.
- Help plan and execute longer term series and special projects.
- Work with our Visual Storytelling team to commission graphics and illustrations that add value and help tell our stories.
- Work with SEO to ensure articles perform across search
- Liaise closely with our Social Media and Community teams to plan and enhance our features content across social platforms.
- Experience of writing and sub-editing stories on digital platforms.
- Experience of working in news at regional, trade or national level, ideally within Features or longreads..
- Knowledge of how best to present content for digital and social platforms - what makes a good social headline, how to build value-adding embeds and structure articles to appeal to mobile readers.
- Enthusiasm, imagination and digital ideas are all essential.
- Quick, accurate subbing.
- Able to respond well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
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
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.