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30 Oct 2020

Full-Time Sub Editor – Digital Spy Freelancer

HearstUK – Posted by HearstUK London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The UK’s biggest TV and movies website, Digital Spy, is looking for a freelance sub-editor for evening, weekend and holiday cover.

We’re looking for a freelance sub-editor or an experienced digital reporter who’s interested in a fresh challenge.

Currently, alternate Saturdays (4pm-7pm then 8pm-midnight), plus every Sunday (4pm-7pm then 8pm-midnight), are available. Daytime cover shifts may also be available when the core team are away.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent attention to detail and a high standard of written English, keeping to house style at all times;
• First-rate news judgment and an ability to write news stories with speed, accuracy and flair;
• Sound legal and ethical judgment;
• A good understanding of digital publishing basics, from using a CMS to uploading assets such as pictures and video;
• Robust general knowledge of all categories covered by Digital Spy;
• A reliable internet connection and the ability to work from home.

What you’ll be doing:

• Checking writers’ copy for accuracy, style, compliance and fluency;
• Making sure that articles look great, with appropriately-chosen images, video and social embeds;
• Sourcing, angling and assigning suitable stories for coverage in line with Digital Spy editorial policy;
• Responding to breaking news situations with speed, calmness and confidence;
• Editing the homepage and section homepages;
• Selecting content for promotion on Twitter, adhering to social media guidelines.

Please send your CV and three suitable news headlines to

We welcome applications from everybody, and applicants from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds are particularly welcome as they are disproportionately underrepresented in our industry

How to Apply

Please send your CV and three suitable news headlines to

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 13 days.

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