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4 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Content, Copywriting & Journalism
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom
Assistant Letters EditorThe Telegraph


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 6 month position on The Telegraph's Letters team.
This is a key role in a small dedicated team selecting and editing readers’ letters for publication online and in print, and will allow you to gain an unparalleled understanding of our audience.
Main responsibilities:
  • Assisting with selecting the best readers’ letters for publication each day, digitally and in the paper.
  • Responsiblity for editing the chosen letters for sense, spelling and length.
  • Working with AEM and other digital content management systems to publish online. 
  • Making judgments about the content of letters, using a keen interest in current affairs and recent history to do so. 
  • Taking charge of the Letters page when required, in absence of the editor.
  • Opportunities to write for the Comment Desk.
Specific requirements & skills:
  • Journalistic experience of editing and making editorial judgments about content publication for a newspaper or magazine. 
  • Broad knowledge of current affairs, modern history and culture.
  • High levels of accuracy while working to tight deadlines. 
  • Digital publishing experience and knowledge of content management systems (ideally DTI and AEM).
  • A clear idea of what works online and in print.
The Telegraph is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Skills Required

  • Content
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism