MailOnline, Assistant News Editor

Kensington, London
Competitive salary and staff benefits including company pension scheme.
May 10, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

MailOnline, the world's largest English-language newspaper website with over 200 million monthly unique visitors, is looking for a talented assistant news editor to join the London team.

The role encompasses the management of news production and assisting with page editing and news gathering.

In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing the quality and output of news in alignment with the 24-hour news operation of MailOnline, and in accordance with the editorial objectives set by the Editor and the UK News Editor.

A strong track record of breaking news, news gathering, headline writing, editing, and managing a team is essential, together with an understanding of digital 24-hour news and the processes and pressures that come with operating in this environment.

Prior daily regional or national newsroom experience is essential for this office-based role.

Outstanding candidates should also be able to balance editorial objectives in a fast-paced news environment. Previous experience in managing reporters, news editing and publishing is essential.

Requirements include: 

  • Direct, develop and maintain the quality and output of rolling, 24-hour, digital news 
  • Ability to write strong headlines and captions 
  • Keen eye for photographs 
  • Establish a strong production process, manage breaking news and identify content that engages our readership 
  • Flexibility regarding shift patterns 
  • NQJ/NCE or equivalent qualification 
  • Understanding of analytics and digital readership to help curate the site 
  • Understanding of legal covenants and editorial guidelines in the UK and globally 
  • Monitor news sources including wires services and social media 

Competitive salary and staff benefits including company pension scheme.

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Please apply by completing the application form below, sending an up-to-date CV, a note about yourself and why you’d be perfect for the team.

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