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TV and Radio Editor - 6 Month Contract

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About The Role

A senior role within the culture department, responsible for overseeing and generating the TV and radio coverage across the daily papers, Saturday Review section and online - plus off-shoots/new projects as and when required. The role is also responsible for managing and overseeing the production of all listings content across all products. The role line-manages three roles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the Telegraph's coverage of TV and radio is of the highest standards, both in terms of planning editorial - particularly review coverage - and in terms of responding to the developing news agenda (there is need for this daily).
  • Planning and managing the Telegraph's print and digital coverage of 'event TV' for our readership, from (the next) Game of Thrones to Strictly Come Dancing.
  • Ensuring the TV and radio listings and previews content across all products is accurate and meets editorial standards
  • Managing the TV desk's production schedule and other responsibilities with superb time management and efficiency
  • Liaising with the social media and new formats teams to ensure that TV and radio content is optimised in these areas to increase engagement and drive subscriptions.
  • Flexibility to work varying shifts on a seven day rota, including some weekend work.
  • Writing where required.
  • Building and maintaining an effective network of freelance writers and PR contacts.
  • Working in close collaboration and communication with the TV and Radio Commissioning Editors and the senior editors on the Culture desk to ensure market leading, agenda setting, quality content.

Key Skills

  • An understanding of the Telegraph’s audiences across all platforms and their interests.
  • A detailed knowledge of and enthusiasm for the world of TV, radio and entertainment.
  • Ability to think laterally and develop bold, brave, innovative ideas across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to write, report and edit a range of arts and cultural subjects with clarity and flair.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines with speed and accuracy.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Experience creating and realising both print and digital vision and strategies.

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.