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Competitive with great benefits
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May 22, 2024

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Assistant Features Editor

Location: i Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan 4x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym 
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics 
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits….

Job Introduction

i is looking for a creative Assistant Features Editor to join its Features & Lifestyle desk. As part of our growing team, you will conceive, commission and edit engaging high-quality content - from on-the-day reactive pieces to long-form, in-depth features and interviews - to inform and entertain our digital readership and grow our subscriber base. 

You’ll be full of original ideas, engaging new formats and clever, counterintuitive angles that bounce off the news agenda. You’ll be in tune with our digital audience and aware of the demands of third-party platforms. You’ll use data to inform your commissioning and will understand which platforms work for different stories and why, and how to headline features to connect with new readers. 

We’re looking for a confident commissioner and editor, with a database of brilliant writers and an instinct for a great digital story. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Generate brilliant news features, interviews, on-the-day reactive stories, original new formats and long reads to grow our subscriber base 
  • Propose smart angles that pivot off the news agenda to help to help develop i's voice in the digital landscape 
  • Commission and edit high-quality, well researched and compelling copy that works across all platforms        
  • Maintain ownership of a diary of relevant events and forward plan effectively, identifying opportunities for compelling features and opinion       
  • Use audience insight to inform ideas and commissioning        
  • Work quickly, creatively and accurately under pressure to deadline        
  • Ensure all digital copy looks polished, commission graphics, illustrations and composite images 


Skills and Experience

  • A self-starter bursting with ideas and a track record in developing smart, original journalism
  • Ability to commission and edit sparkling, accurate and engaging copy under pressure
  • Adept at using data to inspire ideas and commissioning
  • Strong contacts and demonstrable ability to use them to create impactful journalism
  • Experience of working in a multiplatform or digital publishing environment
  • A commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage
  • Experience with digital CMS
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice 

To apply, please complete the application form below enclosing a CV and a cover letter, including three ideas that would drive digital engagement. For each idea, please outline how you would tailor publication differently for i’s website and for print, explaining why.

About Us

i is Britain's youngest national news publisher – and one of the most trusted. i has a unique mission: publishing non-partisan reporting and intelligent opinion. With a strong digital subscriber audience and a healthy print circulation, i has also grown digital reach to 11m users a month. Its newsroom breaks some of the biggest stories in UK journalism. Growing in influence and profitable, i is shortlisted for News Website of the Year and National Newspaper of the Year in the 2024 Press Awards, and is a recent winner of Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). We pride ourselves on having a dynamic, collegiate work environment that celebrates creativity, innovation and success.

Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Together, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 24million people daily. In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.

Our newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to our readers. 

Company info
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT

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