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Deputy Head of Digital Features (2 month contract)

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Contract/temp



To support the Head of Digital Features in leading the department’s drive for digital subscriptions and audience growth. To use insight to advise desks on how to best commission engaging subscription content, whilst creating innovative and optimal ways to publish and promote that content. Whilst this will be primarily a Monday to Friday-role, hours must be flexible to cater to the news agenda.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Digital Features and key editors to produce engaging subscriptions-driving digital content
  • Ensure digital production of all Features content is done to the highest standard and fully optimised to drive subscriptions, engagement and retention
  • Assist the department heads to coordinate a daily, weekly and monthly digital planning and publishing schedule across the Features desks that works best for acquiring new subscribers and engaging existing ones
  • Help plan the digital content package around key stories and major events
  • Develop new and innovative methods of delivering Features articles - in particular with regards to their format, visual treatment and headlines, as well as how they are promoted across all Telegraph platforms
  • Support the launch of major new digital Features initiatives, including campaigns
  • Work with the Homepage, Social Media, Community and Snapchat teams to ensure Features content is promoted across all Telegraph platforms in the most effective ways
  • Work with the SEO team and desk editors to plan and optimise content, making the most of our evergreen Features archive
  • Work with the Head of Audio & Films and desk editors to help deliver the highest quality Features special video projects
  • Use analytics tools to understand our audience and spot content opportunities.
  • On occasion, attend conference to discuss the day’s digital Features agenda
  • Cover for the Head of Digital Features when they are away


  • A passion for features journalism, paired with knowledge of key areas of the news agenda that strike a chord with the Telegraph digital reader
  • Excellent editorial judgement - with the ability to write punchy digital headlines and the appreciation of the need for strong visuals
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines, but also to think creatively about original new ways to tell stories digitally
  • Excellent attention to detail in copy
  • Experience commissioning digital content is helpful
  • Coordinating digital plans for major news events, optimising the best content from multiple areas of the newsroom
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the newsroom
  • Understanding of how to use data analytics, and of the nature of The Telegraph’s audience
  • Understanding of how to build engagement with a digital audience
  • Excellent command of Social Media, SEO and Video strategy
  • Full knowledge of media law


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.