Health features editor wanted by The Telegraph

By September 28, 2023Public

The Telegraph is seeking to fill several roles in health journalism — including an experienced health editor. Here are the details:

A key member of the health hub team who plays an active role in defining, shaping and creating the Telegraph’s health content, both online and in print. You will need to be motivated and have lots of great ideas for developing this key area for the Telegraph audience.

This is a senior commissioning role. You’ll be required to react to the daily news agenda and plan long lead health and wellbeing stories that will appeal to the Telegraph audience.

Generating clever ideas and series which can work across all platforms will be a key part of the role, alongside commissioning and editing to ensure a brilliant daily output that hits deadlines and is published online optimally to reach our subscription targets.

You’ll also liaise with designers/picture editors/visual storytelling and social departments to ensure that all content is produced to the highest standard and reaches maximum engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commission and edit health content across the health hub
  • Generate original ideas, reacting to the daily news agenda for daily health features
  • Collaborate with visual storytelling and graphics team to ensure digital health stories are produced in the most premium way possible
  • Forge strong relationships with new and existing writers.
  • Attend conferences with editors, and features ideas meetings, to pitch and discuss ideas.
  • Brief picture / art / subs / visual storytelling / video teams as needed.
  • Liaise with digital publishing and social teams
  • Proof reading and editing features as and when required.
  • Promote the Telegraph via events and media appearances, externally and internally.
  • Develop relationships with book publishers; broadcast PR’s and agents to secure exclusives for the Telegraph.

Essential vs desirable skills required for the role

  • Experience of commissioning in a fast-paced newsroom
  • An understanding of analytics tools and how to use them as a tool when commissioning and briefing stories
  • Ability to respond quickly and accurately to create premium quality journalism
  • A keen understanding of the Telegraph audience and an ability to pitch engaging ideas our subscribers will be interested in


The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), to life assurance, and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

At Telegraph Media Group, we foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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