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Paula McCreary Director of Programme Delivery

Independent News and Media (NI)

  • Belfast Telegraph House,
  • 33 Clarendon Road,
  • Belfast,
  • BT1 3BG

Phone: 02890 264254  

Deputy Editor, Belfast Telegraph New

Location: Belfast

Salary: Not Disclosed

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  • Added
    4 days ago
  • Closing Date
    5th May 2017

Job Summary

Independent News and Media (NI)
Job Location
Not Disclosed
Closing Date
5th May 2017
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Media, Print & Design  
Job Role(s)
Editor, Newspaper
Deputy Editor
Minimum Experience
5-6 yrs
Not Disclosed
Employer Type
Independent News and Media (NI)

About the job

Independent News & Media

Exciting Career Opportunity

Deputy Editor, Belfast Telegraph

Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland's leading news publisher, is seeking applications for the role of Deputy Editor, Belfast Telegraph. Reporting to the Editor the role holder assists in commissioning and producing quality content to maintain and grow Belfast Telegraph's audience in Northern Ireland's competitive newspaper market. This position is responsible for applying the overall tone of the Belfast Telegraph as directed by the Editor.

The Deputy Editor will work collaboratively with other senior executives associated with Belfast Telegraph and liaise closely with key functions across the Group; such as News, Politics, Sport, Digital and Production.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the content of the Belfast Telegraph from both a print and digital perspective.
  • Work in conjunction with the Editor to devise campaigns and initiatives to boost circulation.
  • Assume Editorial responsibility in the absence of the Editor.
  • Ensure the implementation of appropriate editorial rosters.
  • Devise promotional strategies for the Belfast Telegraph in conjunction with other departments.
  • Ensure staff training keeps apace with new technology.
  • Play a leading role in the development of talent and the appointment of new staff.
  • Drive the highest quality standards of published content.
  • Ensure published content is free of legal liability.
  • Liaise with Group functions, other back desk editorial colleagues and the production team on the selection and display of content.
  • Ensure production deadlines are met.
  • Manage editorial resource including budgets.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least five years' experience as a senior media professional, with a recognised and demonstrated standard of excellence in national newspapers.
  • A strong background of leading and managing a team of journalists.
  • An excellent knowledge of media law, defamation, copyright and data protection.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity then download an application pack via the APPLY BUTTON and return by close of business Friday 5th May 2017.

INM is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities and aims to create a workplace that provides equal opportunities for all.


Independent News and Media (NI)

  • Belfast Telegraph House,
  • 33 Clarendon Road,
  • Belfast,
  • BT1 3BG

Phone: 02890 264254  

Download application pack Applying for:
Deputy Editor, Belfast Telegraph

Part of the Independent News and Media group