Western Telegraph, Tivy-side Advertiser and South Wales Guardian
|Posted:||Thu 7 Oct 2021|
|Closing Date:||Sun 31 Oct 2021|
|Employment Type:||Full time|
The role: Editor of the Western Telegraph, Tivy-side Advertiser and South Wales Guardian, some of Wales’ oldest and most respected news brands.
You will lead a team based in Haverfordwest and remotely and drive the newsroom forward on its digital journey. Getting brilliant papers out each week is a given but success in this role means growing the digital audience and embracing a digital-first culture.
As Editor, the buck stops with you. You will be responsible for audience performance across print and digital, as well as the public face of the brands in the area while keeping true to our mission to be the number one news brand in our communities for trusted local news.
As Editor you will:
Drive the change in the newsroom towards digital and support your team to prioritise digital audience growth
Coach your team and guide their development, particularly but not exclusively the trainees
Lead on growing digital subscriptions for the Western Telegraph.
Be the face of the news brands in the region and build relationships in the community and with advertisers.
Support the print audience and content editor to produce high-quality newspapers every week and other publications as needed.
Work closely with other departments to ensure our titles are successful and financially sustainable.
You will be supported by the regional editor and managing director, as well as Newsquest’s central digital team who provide training and guidance for our journalists.
About you: You will be an experienced journalist and leader, with a sound understanding of media law and the IPSO code. Perhaps you have already been an editor or have been on the content desk and are ready for the step up. You will understand the journey our news brands are on from print and be exciting about leading the next step of that transformation. The role involves leading a small team, with a mix of full and part-time journalists, so you need to be prepared to get stuck in but without getting bogged down.
West Wales is a beautiful place to live and this role will suit someone ambitious who wants to find the quality of life in an amazing location.
To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Gavin Thompson Regional Editor, via email Gavin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Sunday 31st October 2021.