The Great Daily of the North, The Northern Echo is looking for a senior content editor (print) to join its leadership team at a period of rapid expansion and record-breaking growth.

This is a key leadership role with Newsquest's flagship daily and we are looking for a passionate senior journalist to lead our print operation as we look to further cement our position as the leading news brand of the region.

As well as attracting a huge audience to its website, The Northern Echo has the largest print circulation of any of Newsquest's 200+ titles in England and Wales - and we are looking for a print specialist to help us keep it that way.

We have big plans, and the successful candidate will be joining at an exciting period of growth and redevelopment following a raft of exciting appointments in recent months.

About you

This is a key role which requires a natural leader who can put their own stamp on this exciting opportunity to ensure our print edition showcases the best of our content and delivers a quality product for our readers.

Working closely with other newsroom leaders, you will oversee the smooth production and outputting of the print edition of The Northern Echo. You will be a print specialist with a first-rate news sense and production/design skills to match, preferably using inDesign.

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

About us

The Northern Echo is one of the best-selling regional newspapers in the UK and Newsquest's flagship title. As part of Newsquest, you will join one of the biggest publishing companies in the UK during a period of major transformation, in both print and online.

The position is being offered with a competitive salary and the option to be based remotely or (when offices reopen) from our Darlington head office.

If this sounds like the job for you, or for an off-the-record chat, email group editor Karl Holbrook at by 25 May 2021. To apply please include a CV and a brief covering letter.

Apply to:

Mr Karl Holbrook
Group editor
The Northern Echo

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