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Production Journalist (part-time)

Employer
Telegraph Media Group
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Sector
Media and Publishing
Contract Type
Variable
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

The Production Journalist should have high-quality production skills and show initiative in their approach to bringing newspaper pages to sign-off. The ability to craft sharp headlines, and to quickly and accurately sub copy 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.

The role will be primarily on News, but you should have the flexibility to work on any section if required. As part of a large, in-house team there will be development opportunities both in terms of seniority and specific subject areas.

This is a part-time role, working two days per week on Friday and Sunday. Production shifts are usually 2pm - 10pm.

Key responsibilities
  • Taking responsibility and pride in their role in the production of our newsprint products.
  • Set a high standard of quality in the production of pages, through quick and effective subbing of stories, sharp headlines or captions, as directed by chief production journalists (CPJs) or the Head of Production.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met with regard to the production of newsprint products.
  • Maintain a flexible approach at all times, willing and able to turn a hand to any section of the main paper.
  • Support the senior production team by making themselves available for new tasks after completing their existing work.

Key skills
  • Have a proven track record for accuracy and attention to detail, ideally with back-bench experience.
  • Be expert in use of all print-production systems, for words, pictures and pages.
  • Have a flair for the "look" of pages including headlines, captions, graphics and pictures.
  • Be capable of re-writing copy and captions to a high standard.
  • 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 stories.

Desirable skills
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Demonstrate 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

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 parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), 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.

Training and development

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.

Our commitment to inclusion

At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader as part of the government's Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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Company

Becoming a Telegraph employee means being part of an iconic brand, focused on providing a perspective that allows people to progress in life.

We have a culture that rewards performance, values its people and embraces diversity of thought and opinion.

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

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight that our journalism provides to a diverse and discerning audience. Every day the content we create – in print, online, in our apps and across many other platforms – is setting the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

In recent years, we have also developed specially tailored services and experiences for our customers within the areas of travel, financial services and events.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to champion, through quality journalism, our core beliefs of enterprise, fair play and enjoyment.

Enterprise: We champion freedom – for individuals, markets and nations – and promote a smaller state, capitalism and democracy.

Fair-play: We are committed to the rule of law, respect for heritage and equality of opportunity.

Enjoyment: We believe in celebrating life and enjoying success. We are proud of our role in society and look to the future with excitement and optimism.

Our people values

Fearless
We are fiercely ambitious; we set the agenda and lead by example. Respect for our customers and pride in our reputation means we never compromise on the truth. We share brave, insightful and sometimes controversial opinions.

Together
We are generous with our support and trust. We are open and unselfish with our knowledge. We do everything with self-awareness and a sense of humour.

Informed
We are smart, well-informed and up-to-date. We make intelligent predictions, bold plans and rational decisions. We take full ownership of our work and results.

Open-minded
We are creative and pioneering, and we are not afraid to fail in pursuit of innovation. We develop our thinking through meaningful, stimulating and honest debate. We embrace diverse perspectives, backgrounds and viewpoints.

For over 160 years, we’ve had a clear purpose - to lead the news agenda, spark debate and provoke comment through our journalism. In today’s constantly changing landscape, our purpose is more important than ever.

That’s why we need curious, open-minded and resilient people across our organisation. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment, who aren’t afraid to explore new opportunities and who are committed to doing what’s right. Join us and, whatever your role, background or skills, you can make the story.

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.

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