Full Time - Upper Management Level (Managing Editor, General Manager, Manager, Director)
The Times has serious ambitions for our live coverage. We want to be a global leader by moving fast while delivering Times-quality depth and insight. We want to respond to important breaking-news moments, and we’re building the staff and infrastructure to deliver visual coverage of global events in motion. This Deputy Editor should be a strong visual thinker with a proven track record covering breaking news and creating compelling, easy-to-engage stories. They should be a digital operator who understands the competitive landscape and is fluent with formats that mix video, stills and text. This editor will lead live visual coverage, working with a small dedicated team but also coordinating with parts of the wider newsroom, especially the main visual desks like Video and Photo.
Is passionate about news, with exceptional editorial judgment and visual sophistication. Can create a strategic and editorial framework for this team to work across photojournalism, video journalism and graphics, creatively responding to different breaking stories, often under pressure.
Is a true partner to the leaders of Video, Photo, Graphics and Design. Helps guide the conversation to find initial breaking news strategies and communicates clearly about subsequent coverage.
Is communicative and diplomatic; Is interested in collaboration and can create strong communication systems to stakeholder visual desks and other news desks like Metro, National and International.
Is a nurturing and empathetic leader, committed to creating a work environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Can anticipate live coverage and develop different advance playbooks with newsroom desks.
Can maintain Times journalistic standards; Has a deep understanding of Times storytelling.
Can also manage the complexity of live story formats and related issues from streaming video to the CMS.
Has significant management experience in news, including assigning visual journalists.
Has a working knowledge of editing software packages for video, photo and some graphics production.
Can write well. Able to craft effective posts for live coverage. Can guide the writing from other visual editors.
Can guide reporting and lead others to leverage social media for journalistic signals and as a source for images and video.
Is highly-creative; Able to lead work in fast-moving news situations and able to guide the development of multimedia packages by bringing video-photo-graphics strands together into compelling and informative narratives.
Has an understanding of SEO and the connection between live coverage and reaching a wide audience. Is familiar with audience-focused data and can lead workflow improvements based on data-driven insights.
Has a knowledge of legal, ethical, copyright and usage issues connected with visuals.
Experience coordinating live video streams is a plus.
Has ten years of experience.
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