Digital Edition Content Editor

Last updated an hour ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


Role purpose and overview

The Telegraph has set the pace for change within the UK newspaper industry. Our multi-platform digital operation complements our print product, delivering the highest quality journalism. This transformation means we remain ahead of our competition at the leading edge of the ever-changing media landscape.

A key component among our products is the Digital Edition app. We are looking for content editors who are highly skilled in editing news, features and sport copy, have a meticulous eye for detail and a determination to produce the best possible editions for our readers.

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. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), 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

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Key responsibilities

  • Transferring copy from Telegraph print editions and optimising for iPad and other tablet and mobile formats.
  • Devising and implementing a plan for individual sections of the tablet edition each day.
  • Overseeing final checks and publication of the tablet editions.
  • Working swiftly and without error as part of a team
  • Making sound judgements about the news agenda
  • Writing attention-grabbing headlines and captions.
  • Leading the production of the team on a regular basis, and overseeing the work of freelance workers.
  • Please note: this role usually covers a 4:30pm - 1:00am shift time, on a rota basis including weekends (one on, one off).

Key skills

  • Headline and caption writing skills are critical.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology.
  • Working with speed, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A detailed knowledge of current events, the news agenda as well as social media and technology trends.
  • Ability to work as part of the editorial team and pass on skills to others.
  • Ability to lead the team, to make sound and swift news judgements, and to be answerable for those decisions.

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.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.