Production Journalist Job at The Telegraph | The Dots
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1 month ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Journalist, Production Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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The PJ should have high-quality production skills and show initiative in their approach to bringing newspaper pages to sign-off. The ability to craft sharp headlines, and to quickly and accurately sub copy are vital.
As part of The Telegraph’s newsroom-based team, you’ll also be able to build relationships with reporters to directly address any queries, resulting in higher-quality pages.
This role will predominantly focus on news but you should have the flexibility to work on features, business or sport if required. As part of a large, in-house team there will be development opportunities both in terms of seniority and specific subject areas.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Taking responsibility and pride in their role in the production of our newsprint products across seven days (on a rota basis).
  • Set a high standard of quality in the production of pages, through quick and effective subbing of stories, sharp headlines or captions, as directed by chief production journalists (CPJs) or the Head of Production.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met with regard to the production of newsprint products.
  • Maintain a flexible approach at all times, willing and able to turn a hand to any section of the main paper, or support specialist subs in other areas.
  • Support the senior production team by making themselves available for new tasks after completing their existing work.


Essential skills required for the role:
  • Have a proven track record for accuracy and attention to detail, ideally with back-bench experience.
  • Be expert in use of all print-production systems, for words, pictures and pages.
  • Have a flair for the "look" of pages including headlines, captions, graphics and pictures.
  • Be capable of re-writing copy and captions to a high standard.
  • A proven aptitude for interpreting instructions from senior colleagues and creating ready-for-sign-off pages, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build relationships with reporters, liaising with them directly to address queries on stories.
Additional skills useful for the role:
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adopt new techniques, streamlining of production processes.
  • Experience in different styles of sub-editing and working across different sections.
  • A quick learner - able to adapt to new tasks with ease and eager to take on new roles when required
  • Proven experience on a national


  • The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
  • A range of excellent benefits.
  • In-role development and access to formal development.
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

  • Journalism
  • Production Management

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