Editor, LondonWorld – National World (London)

We are looking for an editor who loves London as much as we do and can produce a specialised news agenda to appeal to people living in and visiting England’s capital city.

You will have a passion for digital news journalism and the ability to make decisions on the stories that matter in a fast-paced environment to grow an engaged audience as part of our team of leading city brands.

Working from London with a small team of specialist reporters, you will have already gained experience on a regional or national news brand. This will come with an understanding of what makes great digital content, from headlines to story formats, and the ability to directly engage with our readers and make the most of surfacing content in the changing world of search and social media.

You must also want to embrace change as our business develops. Local news is a dynamic marketplace and so we want you to lead the way with innovation and imagination. You must also be someone who can spot commercial opportunities and build relationships with the key people, organisations and businesses across the city.

And you will be a leader, working with other editors across our cities to share and adopt great content and winning ideas.

Can you inform, entertain and engage an audience and shape the agenda for LondonWorld?

Then you could be the person we’re looking for.

The role:

  • To ensure LondonWorld is updated with engaging content about the stories that matter to our readers
  • To lead a team of journalists and make your mark in a highly competitive market
  • To ensure we achieve our audience targets while maintaining our high ethical and legal standards
  • To work with teams across National World Publishing, sharing ideas and stories
  • To understand and take action from audience data and analytics

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Day-to-day management of a team of journalists
  • Ensure the production and publishing of quality content
  • Ensure round-the-clock coverage, with a focus on developing passionate and engaged audiences
  • Ensure a daily diet of informative content is produced to meet the requirements of the daily content schedule
  • Develop relationships with readers and organisations across London so that our brands are turn-to destinations for content and engagement
  • Ensure audience data drives content decisions and that audience targets are met
  • Continually suggest innovative content ideas that engage, interest and inform readers
  • Develop your personal brand to become a trusted expert and public face
  • Produce agenda-setting exclusives, opinion and commentary
  • Assist in general uploading, digital content creation, optimisation and website management in line with established workflows
  • Achieve pageview targets, ensure team author goals are achieved


  • Journalist qualification (or relevant time-served experience)
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team of journalists or being a senior reporter in a newsroom
  • First-class organisational skills
  • Experience of and ability to use analytics to identify digital audience and content trends and commission content accordingly
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Creativity and flair
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, highly organised and able to take instruction as well as manage own workload efficiently
  • Experience writing high-quality content for digital platforms
  • Experience of providing analysis and commentary on other media outlets
  • Strong digital skills and excellent communicator on social media
  • Awareness and understanding of how people use the internet to search for information
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under deadline pressure
  • Flexible approach to shifts
  • Up-to-date knowledge of media law and IPSO code

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