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Deputy Head of Live Features

Telegraph Media Group
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Media and Publishing
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Telegraph Features department is looking for an outstanding and experienced Deputy Head of Live Features with a strong visual focus to work alongside its superb team to deliver stories that have the greatest possible impact and win the widest audience upon digital publication.

The successful applicant will have traditional core commissioning skills and experience - relentlessly generating ideas, working with writers and copy editing - but will also have a background that allows them to pitch stories best told in a primarily visual way - harnessing photography, picture research, data analysis, illustration, animation, graphics and more.

The ideal candidate will be able to twin national newspaper features experience with technical expertise in a way that allows them to conceive of, formulate in detail and then commission visual projects, before seeing them through to completion. Doing so will require a self-starting, technically accomplished individual who is nonetheless able to forge strong collaborative relationships across the newsroom with the Telegraph's existing visual storytelling team, picture desk, data team and graphic designers.

The successful applicant will be driven and organised, with the vision effectively to deploy everything from simple, quick visual devices to those that push the boundaries of our digital storytelling to deliver both rapid, engaging stories and captivating, beautiful features, all while respecting the relentless, high-throughput requirements of a 24/7 news operation.

This is a truly exciting, creative, office-based role that, in the right hands, will result in great stories that dazzle and delight our ever expanding audience of highly-engaged subscribers while attracting wider acclaim and new readers.


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 Disability Confident Employer 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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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

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.

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.

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.

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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