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Head of Newsletters

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Role purpose and overview

The Newsletters department helps to build and strengthen The Telegraph’s relationship with its readers and subscribers by crafting and curating bespoke editorial products around a number of key content verticals.

The Head of Newsletters will oversee the day-to-day running of the editorial team and be directly responsible for maintaining publishing standards and optimising performance of our newsletter roster. They will also contribute to overall strategy and champion Newsletters both within the business and the wider publishing industry at large.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the Head of Audience Development on evolving the Telegraph’s newsletter strategy to support the business’ wider subscription and registration ambitions
  • Leveraging and managing key editorial and design talent to ensure The Telegraph’s newsletters maintain our highest editorial and publishing standards
  • Crafting and curating bespoke email newsletters around The Telegraph’s key content verticals
  • Collaborating with key editorial stakeholders to ensure our newsletters are enjoyed by as big an audience as possible, and also to develop new editorial emails
  • Collaborating with marketing, technology and CRM teams to optimise newsletter distribution and ensure our products perform to their full potential
  • Collaborating with analysts and using data to inform decisions around editorial content and distribution models
  • Managing the Newsletters team
  • Responding to reader queries

Key skills


  • Excellent editorial subbing, editing and production skills and a proven ability to produce the highest quality work on a consistent basis
  • Experience of creating and curating high-quality editorial content for engaged audiences
  • A firm grasp of The Telegraph’s brands and journalistic values, both in digital and in print
  • A keen interest in the existing digital publishing landscape and emerging media trends
  • Experience of using analytics tools and data reports to inform editorial decisions
  • Experience managing editorial teams
  • Direct experience producing editorial newsletters


  • Experience of using personal judgement to increase engagement metrics
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and departments and experience working collaboratively with multi-discipline teams
  • Expertise in News and Politics and at least two more of the following editorial areas: Sport, Business, Personal Finance, Technology, Lifestyle, Travel
  • Proven ability to think outside of the box and go the extra mile in order to produce the very best results
  • Experience working with and/or an understanding of subscription-based business models

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.