17 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsJournalist, Content Editor, Copywriter
  • TypePart Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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The Sport Production Journalist should have high-quality production skills and show initiative in their approach to bringing pages of the Sports section to sign-off.
The ability to craft sharp headlines, and to sub copy quickly and accurately 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.
Experience in Sport production journalism is compulsory.
This is a two-day-a-week role - to reflect the department’s busiest times, one of the days will be a Saturday, the other will be either a Friday or a Sunday.
Key responsibilities
  • Taking responsibility and pride in their role in the production of our Sports newsprint products across seven days (on a rota basis) and special supplements.
  • Set a high standard in the production of pages, through quick and effective subbing of stories, sharp headlines or captions, as directed by the chief production journalist (CPJ) and desk editors.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met with regard to the production of newsprint products.
  • Maintain a flexible approach at all times.
  • Support the senior production team by making themselves available for new tasks after completing their existing work.
Key skills
  • A proven track record for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Expertise in use of all print-production systems, for words, pictures and pages.
  • A flair for the "look" of pages including headlines, captions, graphics and pictures.
  • Experience in sports production journalism.
  • 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 copy.
  • Experience with InDesign preferred.
  • 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.
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 Level 3 Disability Confident Leader 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.

Skills Required

  • Print Production
  • Sub-editing
  • Indesign

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