Regional Digital Editor

  • Job Reference: 00000969-1
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Tindle Newspapers Limited
  • Location: Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Publishing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Role: Regional Digital Editor
Salary: Up to £40,000

Reports to: Group Editorial Director

Primary Tasks

  • Support the editorial director and deputy to create and deliver the agreed digital editorial strategy
  • Use data and analytics to drive the content agenda, with the aim of increasing page views and engagement
  • Build the brand’s digital presence through additional platforms, as agreed with the Editorial Director or Deputy Editorial Director
  • To transform the workflow and lead the newsroom with a digital-first process
  • To develop and grow our digital presence and the way in which our brands interact with the wider community
  • Work with commercial teams to increase monetisation of our digital content


Key Responsibilities

  • Have a digital-first mindset, ensuring all content is produced for online first with consideration given to the timing of when articles are published
  • Oversee production of content across our brands that is relevant, high-quality, engaging and improves our websites
  • Drive digital growth across all platforms
  • Produce and manage the production of hyperlocal and engaging digital content, including ‘today’ stories, social media, live blogs and video content
  • Be an active participant in and a promoter of all forms of social media – both personally and on behalf of your brand – including exploring new platforms as they emerge
  • Manage the teams and processes to ensure all agreed content volumes, targets – e.g. video, blogs etc – and deadlines are met 
  • Work with central content team to promote engaging, hyperlocal content, targeting new audiences
  • Liaise with the newsletter editor to create current, bespoke and engaging newsletters on an assortment of topics
  • Share best practice and content ideas with other Group editors
  • Take personal responsibility for driving your brand’s digital growth to achieve agreed audience goals
  • Understand and actively use analytics tools such as Chartbeat to analyse your audience data, identify trends, and share information with staff to improve their understanding
  • Know the difference between SEO, social and website headlines to improve search performance
  • Liaise with the production hub to push content to Atex for them to carry out auto-pagination
  • Ensure there is sufficient content for the hub to produce and complete the printed newspapers, including liaising on key stories
  • Support the training and development of staff, building upon the Career Pathway
  • Maximise interaction with online users and readers, and frequently analyse, feed-back and action
  • Support other editors across the Group as business needs require
  • Produce content that is legally sound and complies with the Editors’ Code of Practice
  • Immerse yourself and your brands in the community – both in physical and virtual spaces. Continuously build contacts with editorial and commercial stakeholders