News Desk Editor

West London
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Desk Editor - News

This is initially a one year fixed term contract role with benefits

Our international media client’s news-gathering team work are looking for an experienced Desk Editor.

The team commission news and current affairs stories as well as special series with original journalism from a vast network of staff and freelance correspondent teams in London and across Europe. These stories may be planned in advance or assigned for immediate, on-the-day use on the company 24-hour broadcast output and/or digital platforms.


Job objectives:

  • Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for breaking stories and news developments, and confirm facts - utilizing agencies, official and other sources
  • Assign correspondents and field camera operators to cover breaking news and developing stories for TV and online platforms
  • Work closely with Desks in other territories to coordinate daily news coverage  
  • Work as required on forward planning to generate original, agenda-setting journalism across Europe, with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe 
  • Compile editorial and logistical information and distribute daily coverage plans to field crews, show producers and others 
  • Coordinate closely with satellite operations editors. 


Person specification:


  • With at least five years of experience in a similar role in an international newsroom, you will have strong editorial and logistical skills, with good knowledge of business news and global current affairs. 
  • Be familiar with various government agencies in the UK and Europe 
  • Demonstrate experience of live newsgathering technology and transmission facilities 
  • Have a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task in breaking news scenarios 
  • A creative flair to deliver original newsgathering 

Salary on request 



Adrian Thomas
07591 387332
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