Media job: Head of news (maternity cover), Evening Telegraph

CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2018

THE Evening Telegraph is looking for a talented, driven journalist to run its newsdesk on a temporary, maternity cover basis. As acting head of News, you will be responsible for helping continue the newspaper’s fantastic track record for breaking the biggest stories in Dundee.

Based at our Meadowside HQ in the heart of the up-and-coming City of Discovery, you will be responsible for leading our team of reporters and setting the daily news agenda.

You will also be expected to come up with ideas for features, series and one-off magazines to help broaden the appeal of what is the UK’s best performing evening newspaper title. The ability to manage and lead a team working in one of the busiest news patches in Scotland will be essential as will an in-depth knowledge of the Editors’ Code and newspaper law to ensure the Evening Telegraph upholds the highest standards.

As acting head of News, the successful applicant will also play an important role in the wider management team and work closely with other departments in the DC Thomson newspaper business.

Dundee is still famous for its journalism – not so much these days for jute and jam – and the city is going through a period of huge transformation which includes a £1billion redevelopment of its Waterfront and the recent opening of the V&A museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of this exciting renaissance.

To apply for this temporary role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

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This is a temporary position to cover maternity leave, working 35 hours per week from our Meadowside office. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, health cash plan, onsite staff gym, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

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Closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th October 2018.