Role purpose and overview

The foreign breaking news reporter will run live blogs, breaking new lines in blogs, and ensuring the latest developments including video and pictures are covered. They will also break stories online and develop static breaking news files as necessary.

Key responsibilities

  • Running live blogs on the major stories of the day. 
  • Building up understanding of key topic areas, filling blogs with insight from a range of sources. 
  • Generating and seeking out news stories and new lines on stories.
  • Breaking and building up news stories online. 
  • Writing news stories across digital and print. 
  • The foreign breaking news reporter will work closely with editors to ensure the best lines are leading the website and are included in blogs and files.

Key skills

  • Experience of working in news at regional, national or international level is essential.
  • Experience of breaking news stories is essential.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines is essential.
  • Experience of publishing stories online is essential.
  • A good working understanding of social media channels is essential.
  • An understanding of what drives digital engagement in a subscription-based news organisation is desirable.
  • Full knowledge of media law is essential.

Our benefits

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 Level 3 Disability Confident Leader 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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