Headlines Editor

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Role purpose and overview

The Telegraph needs a brilliant editor to ensure our headlines across print and online are perfectly written and optimised across all our digital platforms.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the heads of digital and print production across all channels to ensure headlines are accurate, engaging, of the right tone and consistent across all our platforms to serve subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • Use analytics to understand the Telegraph’s digital audience and write headlines that will appeal to a wide readership without compromising on the quality that existing subscribers can expect.
  • Test headlines using analytical tools to increase reach, engagement and clickthrough rate.
  • Communicate to all publishers within the newsroom what makes a good headline and share the results of tests to build expertise.
  • Work with the Head of Social Media and the Head of Editorial SEO to ensure content is optimised, as appropriate, to reach the largest possible audience of prospective subscribers.

Key skills

  • Experience of working in a senior subbing role of a major news organisation
  • Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines, but also to think creatively about original new ways to tell stories
  • Track record of building engagement with a digital audience
  • Strong understanding of how to use data analytics
  • Understanding of Social Media and SEO strategy
  • Excellent news sense and current affairs knowledge
  • Full knowledge of media law

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 by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), 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

At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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