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Sport Production Journalist (Fixed Term 6 month contract)

Posted: 24 May 2022 Closes: 23 Jun 2022
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 587054372

About Us

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We'll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph's audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.

We want to capture 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.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. To see our latest brand campaign visit telegraph.co.uk/wordschosenwell.

About The Role

The role is a six-month position to cover parental leave.

The Sport PJ should have high-quality production skills and show initiative in their approach to bringing pages of the Sports section to sign-off.

The ability to craft sharp headlines, and to sub copy quickly and accurately are vital.

As part of The Telegraph's newsroom-based team, you'll also be able to build relationships with reporters to directly address any queries, resulting in higher-quality pages.

Experience in Sport production journalism is compulsory for the role.

Requirements

Key Responsibilities
  • Taking responsibility and pride in their role in the production of our Sports newsprint products across seven days (on a rota basis) and special supplements. Flexibility on weekend working is essential.
  • Set a high standard in the production of pages, through quick and effective subbing of stories, sharp headlines or captions, as directed by the chief production journalist (CPJ) and desk editors.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met with regard to the production of newsprint products.
  • Maintain a flexible approach at all times.
  • Support the senior production team by making themselves available for new tasks after completing their existing work.
Key Skills
  • A proven track record for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Expertise in use of all print-production systems, for words, pictures and pages.
  • A flair for the "look" of pages including headlines, captions, graphics and pictures.
  • Experience in sports production journalism.
  • A proven aptitude for interpreting instructions from senior colleagues and creating ready-for-sign-off pages, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build relationships with reporters, liaising with them directly to address queries on copy.
Additional Skills
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Flexibility and willingness to adopt new techniques, streamlining of production processes.
  • Experience in different styles of sub-editing and working across different sections.
  • A quick learner - able to adapt to new tasks with ease and eager to take on new roles when required
Benefits

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it's not only the right thing to do but that there's a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you'll feel more comfortable, so you'll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We've also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Our 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.

With support from your manager and colleagues, you'll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

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