10 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions News Editor, Journalist
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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The Telegraph is looking for a political journalist with a proven track record of breaking exclusive stories to join its lobby team as Deputy Political Editor.
You will also be required to anchor the political team whenever the Political Editor is away, working with the news editor and executive team to steer the direction of The Telegraph's political coverage in print and online.
Key responsibilities
  • Developing agenda-setting political exclusives.
  • Maintaining a strong network of top-level political contacts.
  • Creating a clear sense of the news agenda and compiling news lists for the News Editor.
  • Playing a key role in building The Telegraph’s digital presence and engagement, through imaginative use of social media and other digital platforms.
  • Embracing new ways of working and creating editorial content which supports The Telegraph’s subscription strategy.
  • Assists with the management and oversight of the political team including deputising for the Political Editor.


Essential skills required for the role
  • Strong background in developing political content either within a newspaper, newswire, broadcast or digital environment.
  • Background in journalism with some news editing experience.
  • Experience in managing and overseeing a team of journalists.
  • Adept at working in a high-pressure environment and producing high quality copy to tight deadlines.
  • Good list of contacts within the political sector with a proven ability to use a variety of sources to seek out exclusive stories.
Additional skills useful for the role
  • Understanding of social media and SEO.
The Telegraph’s goal is to 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 are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

Skills Required

  • News Editing
  • Journalism

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