Digital Spy, Deputy TV Editor

Hearst Magazines UK
Hybrid working – Two days per week in the office
Closing date
Dec 23, 2022

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Deputy TV Editor - Digital Spy

LONDON, United Kingdom


At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Deputy TV Editor at Digital Spy to start the next chapter in your career.

Digital Spy, the UK’s biggest TV and movies website, is looking for a bright, hardworking TV obsessive to join its team of dedicated superfans. The Deputy TV Editor will help to run the best and busiest TV desk in UK media, the country’s most authoritative and enjoyable source for popular entertainment news.

Reporting to the TV Editor, you will source and write daily features and news stories on all areas of TV – scripted drama (UK, US and global), reality shows, game shows and factual entertainment, from Doctor Who and Outlander to I’m A Celebrity and Line of Duty. You’ll interview talent in-person and virtually at red carpets, junkets, and video interviews. You’ll know your Rings of Power lore, Love Island gossip and the Netflix release schedule better than your own mother’s birthday.

Key Duties:

  • Source and write exclusive news stories about TV.
  • Predict audience interest in upcoming shows, and write and generate TV features that respond to that demand in advance.
  • Work collaboratively with the TV team, under the direction of the TV Editor, to ensure that TV coverage is both comprehensive and focused.
  • Work with the news department to help steer Digital Spy's coverage of TV, ensuring it upholds Digital Spy’s rigorous standards of accuracy and even-handedness.
  • Work alongside the TV Editor and Social Media team to formulate and enact a strong, smart and engaging social strategy for the TV section.
  • Create, update and plan e-commerce content related to entertainment and TV.
  • Work alongside the TV, Movies and Soaps editors to cover every area of entertainment.
  • Plan and implement long-term SEO search wins within the field of TV.
  • Keep abreast of the changing TV landscape day by day.
  • Attend and report on relevant and appropriate TV events such as launches, finales, junkets, awards and red carpets (Occasionally this will involve weekend/unsociable hours).
  • Source and conduct interviews with an aim to provide exclusive stories for Digital Spy.
  • Maintain good contacts with TV publicists and the wider industry.
  • Help maintain the TV budget and commission freelancers.
  • Appear on radio, TV and social media broadcasts where necessary.
  • Analyse and report on DS audience data for TV to Editor-in-Chief and wider team, and respond to it.
  • Deputise for the TV Editor in their absence.
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, strategy, and statistical reports across Digital Spy and Hearst UK.


You will be an experienced and enthusiastic digital TV journalist wanting to take a step up. You will be highly organised and have experience writing for mainstream entertainment or news. You will have a well-stuffed contacts book and an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things TV.

You will have a profound understanding of the specific requirements of digital media, along with being a witty and stylish writer, with excellent SEO experience. You should be is a data hound driven by analytics and a creative thinker capable of generating a constant stream of ideas.


At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) – pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working model – 2 days per week in the office
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organisation the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.


Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

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