Deputy Head of News, The Guardian

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 2:58 PM
    Message # 5740797

    Guardian News & Media (GNM) is the publisher of the US news website, the Guardian and Observer newspapers and website in the UK.

    We're a highly regarded global news brand, owned by the Scott Trust — an arrangement that guarantees its independent voice in perpetuity. Headquartered in New York City, Guardian US, is an entirely digital operation that seeks to engage US readers by combining the Guardian's internationalist, online journalism with US voices and expertise.

    We are now seeking a Deputy Head of News to join our editorial team in our New York Headquarters.

    Department: Editorial, Newsdesk

    Reports to: Deputy Editor [News]

    Normal location: New York, NY Terms and conditions: Full time, permanent, some weekend work required

    Purpose of role: The deputy head of news will be an integral part of the Guardian US news team and facilitate the running of the day, as well as long-term planning projects

    Key responsibilities & accountabilities

    • Help set daily news agenda

    • Generate story ideas – thinking digitally and visually, from graphics to video

    • Decide how best to approach a story – text, liveblogging, interactive, pictures

    • Monitor social feeds, wires, and news sources

    • Identify US stories that have resonance for a global Guardian audience

    • Identify themes, issues, trends that the Guardian should be attuned to

    • Identify news from a broad cross spectrum, from politics to culture, from social affairs to digital culture

    • Aware of the diversity of our news, in all its aspects

    • Commission reporters and correspondents

    •Plan coverage of future fixed events

    • Collaborate with audience, design and picture desk on presentation, packaging, promotion, distribution and social media strategy

    • Deputize for Deputy Editor [news] in their absence

    • Help to manage and develop the reporters and newsdesk

    • Liaise with Guardian US international editor about US coverage requested by UK team

    • Ensure smooth running of news desk by maintaining up to date rotas, newslist and forward planning documents

    Key contacts & relationships (internal and external):

    Guardian US deputy editor, Guardian US editor-in-chief, Guardian US international editor, Guardian US assistant editors, production team, audience team

    Knowledge & experience

    • Solid grasp of US news and US news consumption habits

    • Understanding of Guardian approach to news

    • Voracious reader of online news

    • Significant digital journalism experience Skills & behaviors

    • Expert news judgement

    • Speed and accuracy

    • Good attention to detail

    • Sense of humor

    • Enthusiastic and proactive

    • Decisive

    • Team player

    • Confident and assertive

    • Diplomatic

    • Flexible and adaptable

    • Willing to embrace change and show initiative

    All candidates interested in applying should upload a resume and cover letter as one document. All candidates must have the right to work and live in the United States and be located, or prepared to relocate to the Greater New York City Area.

    Guardian News & Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin or citizenship. This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It summarizes the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your experience grows, you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role

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