The redesigned Telegraph site, which was launched today
The Telegraph is looking to recruit more multimedia staff following the redesign of its website, digital editor Edward Roussel said today.
The new site, launched today and rebranded as simply 'The Telegraph', offers a wider range of multimedia and is more closely aligned with its newspaper brand.
Speaking to Journalism.co.uk, Roussel said the Telegraph is reviewing several areas, including the need for "tactical hiring" within multimedia.
"We are reviewing how we commission multimedia and the skills that we need in multimedia," he said.
"The two things being looked at is how to distribute and display multimedia and also the ability to create multimedia.
"We are interested in recruiting, not an army, but a small number of people in interactive graphics and looking at what we can do to do a better job with video."
He added that the Telegraph will also be "aggressive" in the mobile market in the next few months, following the appointment of Mark Challinor as director of mobile in August.
"The three biggest challenges for us editorially in the next year will be multimedia, multi-device tablets and smart phones and social media.
"We are looking at all three of these areas and figuring out what our plans are and we will be doing more in the mobile space.
"We are working on a New York Times led solution for the iPhone app which should be available very soon. Expect us to be aggressive in the months ahead, particularly in mobile."
As part of the redesign, which took three and a half months to complete, both the Telegraph's article pages and homepage will increasingly feature pictures, video and graphics.
There will also be greater depth of content through archive access and pages dedicated to the work of each journalist.
"There is a lot more capability on article pages to showcase multimedia and this will become more apparent in the days and weeks ahead," Roussel said.
"The big picture for us is that we are determined to ensure that we remain a premium publisher as we go deeper in to the digital sphere," he added.
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