Morning News Editor
Part of the senior UK editorial team, the Morning News Editor will be responsible for creating, planning and executing daily news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper.
You'll accountable for running the news desk in the early part of the day and briefing the News Editor / Deputy News Editor ahead of the main 12.30 conference.
This leadership role will give you full responsibility for delivering a key part of the Telegraph’s coverage, leadership of a large team including reporters and junior editorial staff, with regular opportunities to act up into more senior editorial roles.
The regular work pattern for this role is 6.30am – 15.30pm. You will be expected to work occasional evenings and weekends on a rota basis as part of delivering a full news service.
- Responsibility for creating, planning and executing daily UK news coverage for the Telegraph website and newspaper, supporting the News Editor.
- Accountable for delivery of the early morning bulletin
- Responsible for overseeing the whole News Team when the News Editor / Deputy Editor are not around e.g. early morning or when covering other editor roles or on leave
- Attending key news conferences, presenting plans to senior editorial staff and briefing the team following the meetings
- Directly managing team members including reporters and junior editorial staff
- Liaising with other departments to ensure best possible coverage of and audience for news stories
Essential skills required for the role
- Experience of senior level news editing in national or international newsrooms
- Ability to seek out exclusive and breaking stories
- Experience of planning coverage of future news events and preparing diary items of news
- Embraces digital content and creative ways to tell news stories to online audience
- Strong ability to write and edit articles clearly, concisely and to house style
- Able to motivate and develop team members
Additional skills useful for the role
- Management experience, able to lead a team to work to high quality standards under pressure
- Champions innovative news research and investigation techniques
- Stays abreast of industry developments and regulations
- Addresses potential conflicts which impact delivery targets and responds to shifting priorities
- Skilled communicator, able to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness.
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.