Deputy Syndication Editor (12 month Contract)
The Telegraph
1d ago

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind.

We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people.

As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry.

That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Assistant Syndication Editor will be responsible for selecting the best copy from the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers and managing our wire service providing quality journalism to clients around the world.

Our clients include national news outlets looking to add to their own newspaper and website output with quality writing from the Telegraph’s news, business, features and sports sections.

Key responsibilities :

  • Akin to that of a copy-taster or news editor, the role requires quick-decision making and ability to prioritise stories.
  • Take responsibility and pride in role, choosing stories from across all the main sections of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.
  • Must be flexible, working to a seven-day a week rota. Shifts are 3pm-10.30pm.
  • Able to work to a deadline, and respond to any last-minute changes in copy.
  • Always aware of clients’ needs.
  • Requirements

  • An excellent news sense is essential.
  • Knowledge of foreign and domestic news as well as business, sport, and culture.
  • Experience of working for a wire agency is desirable, but not essential.
  • Can spot a story that will appeal to editors around the globe.
  • Comfortable working alone as well as being able to build relationships with various newsroom desks, liaising with them directly to address queries.
  • Ability to juggle different tasks simultaneously, while maintaining an attention to detail
  • Able to adapt to any new production methods.Liaise with commercial colleagues in the syndication team, for example, working together on any copyright restrictions.
  • 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 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.

    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.

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