Head of Technology

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 23 February 2018

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Head of Technology

The Telegraph is looking for an ambitious, world-class Head of Technology to spearhead a major expansion in our technology journalism. Our mission is simple: we want to become global market-leaders. The role will be a senior and highly significant position, with prominence inside The Telegraph and externally.


The Head of Technology will be responsible for:

• Helping to devise a content strategy for the most exciting technology journalism launch in years, working closely with the Sunday Telegraph editor and other key executives.
• Driving registrations by publishing agenda-setting technology journalism, including exclusive news stories, original analysis, brilliant features, scintillating opinion and cutting-edge video and audio content.
• Helping to recruit a team of world-class tech reporters and writers, and guiding and training them.
• Developing ideas with reporters and helping execute them in the most engaging and effective formats.
• Spotting potential stories or digital projects from raw data, case studies or news.
• Editing and overseeing production of all content including digital, print, newsletters, video, podcast, social media etc.
• Helping manage the flow of large volumes of content to meet an array of deadlines including daily digital publishing deadlines and print commitments.
• Able to provide rigorous analysis of the tech market, key trends, personalities, products, companies and developments. Will need to understand exactly what matters in that market and what the latest trends are.
• Using analytics tools to report back on traffic trends and to direct journalistic efforts.
• Liaising with our events team to build a live presence for our personal finance team.
• Writing their own content and representing the Telegraph on TV, the radio and at live events.


Specific requirements & skills

• The successful candidate will need to be a high profile technology journalist working in newspapers, magazines or in TV.
• They will need to have a great news judgement and be fearless in launching investigations and campaigns.
• They will require a great contact book in the tech world, and an ability to network and build relationships with key players.
• Extensive experience of planning and producing agenda-setting content across all platforms, including editing and reviewing the content produced by others.
• Strong ability to manage upwards and downwards.
• Good understanding of the Telegraph's digital and print audiences and the kinds of stories that are likely to appeal to them.
• Demonstrative understanding of the inherent differences between print and digital content but also have clear ideas about how print content can be made more appealing online and vice versa.
• Strong visual sense and the ability to use video and graphics as well as pictures to project stories and maximise audiences.
• Able to influence and collaborate with senior colleague across departments. and especially with news, business and comment.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, the different types of digital storytelling and an understanding of digital, as well as of techniques to optimise of content through social media and SEO.

 

The Telegraph is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

 

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