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Deputy Head of Live Features

The Telegraph

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  • Date posted
    March 9, 2024
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    May 8, 2024
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Job Description


The Telegraph Features department is looking for an outstanding and experienced Deputy Head of Live Features with a strong visual focus to work alongside its superb team to deliver stories that have the greatest possible impact and win the widest audience upon digital publication.

The successful applicant will have traditional core commissioning skills and experience – relentlessly generating ideas, working with writers and copy editing – but will also have a background that allows them to pitch stories best told in a primarily visual way – harnessing photography, picture research, data analysis, illustration, animation, graphics and more.

The ideal candidate will be able to twin national newspaper features experience with technical expertise in a way that allows them to conceive of, formulate in detail and then commission visual projects, before seeing them through to completion. Doing so will require a self-starting, technically accomplished individual who is nonetheless able to forge strong collaborative relationships across the newsroom with the Telegraph’s existing visual storytelling team, picture desk, data team and graphic designers.

The successful applicant will be driven and organised, with the vision effectively to deploy everything from simple, quick visual devices to those that push the boundaries of our digital storytelling to deliver both rapid, engaging stories and captivating, beautiful features, all while respecting the relentless, high-throughput requirements of a 24/7 news operation.  

This is a truly exciting, creative, office-based role that, in the right hands, will result in great stories that dazzle and delight our ever expanding audience of highly-engaged subscribers while attracting wider acclaim and new readers.


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 Disability Confident Employer 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

More about The Telegraph

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand that has been synonymous with quality, authority and credibility for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight that our journalism provides to a diverse and discerning audience. Every day the content we create – in print, online, in our apps and across many other platforms – is setting the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

In recent years, we have also developed specially tailored services and experiences for our customers within the areas of travel, financial services and events.

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

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