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Assistant Sports News Editor @ Telegraph Sport


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Closing Date: 19th October 2020

Telegraph Sport is looking for a Assistant Sports News Editor. This role is a key member of the Sport editing team, responsible for commissioning features content across digital and print.

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Key responsibilities

  • Commissioning and editing news stories for digital and print.
  • Working with Sports News Editor to ensure Telegraph products set and reflect the news agenda.
  • Speaking to and working with reporters on news stories.
  • Planning and prosecuting longer-term news projects.
  • Representing the department at editorial conferences.
  • Helping to drive subscriptions and engagement via the Telegraph website.

Requirements

  • Experience of news editing and commissioning, not necessarily on a Sport desk.
  • Experience of regular and fast-paced communication with news reporters.
  • Strong news sense and judgement and track record of generating exclusive content.
  • Able to respond well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide variety of men’s and women’s sport, particularly football, rugby union and cricket.
  • Understanding of social media and data.
  • Knowledge and understanding of The Telegraph’s subscription strategy.

For more information and to apply for the role, click here.

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