Wales' new national newspaper - The National - has now become a weekly print publication and we are hiring a print content and production editor to help us make sure it is the best product on the stands every Saturday.

This is a key leadership role and we are looking for a senior journalist to take the lead on production and content for this flagship title as we seek to make it the go-to news platform in Wales.

The role is four days a week. It involves planning the content for the print title and producing and outputting the pages to deadline, while working alongside the digital content editor and helping to manage the team of reporters who work across print and digital.

We want to find the right balance in the team and the work could be done on flexible hours, within the constraints of hitting a Friday evening deadline.

About you

This role involves leadership, production skills and experience (InDesign experience is helpful) and the ability to work alongside others to ensure we produce a brilliant print product without compromising our digital ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years' experience on a daily or weekend newspaper and be someone who has a passion for print allowing others to focus their attention on digital. You will also be someone who can deputise for our editor.

An interest in Welsh affairs is important as The National is a title that aims to set the agenda in the months ahead and you will be an important part of that.

Welsh language skills will be beneficial.

About us

The National was created because many people in Wales get their news from UK sources that do not tell the stories from a Welsh perspective. We believe Wales needs a strong national media and aim to fill that void as part of a richer Welsh media landscape.

We launched on 1 March, St David’s Day, and have quickly grown to more than 500 digital subscribers. Following the success and enthusiasm for our special launch edition in print, we took the title weekly in mid-April.

This is an opportunity to join the title at an early stage and be part of our journey as we grow.

If this sounds like the job for you, or for an off-the-record chat, email editor Gavin Thompson at by 14 May 2021. To apply please include a CV and a brief covering letter. We may recruit before closing date so do not delay.

Apply to:

Mr Gavin Thompson
The National Wales

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