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Deputy Editor

News Corp - Sydney, NSW

Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment
Source: uWorkin


  • Opportunity to lead a new team
  • Bring Australians the latest breaking news updates
  • Join Australia's most influential media organisation
Your impact

Sky News Australia is re-launching its website with a focus on long-form text reporting and breaking news and is recruiting a Deputy Editor to help lead a team of new journalists currently being recruited.

The website will join News Corp Australia's portfolio of leading mastheads including the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun and

The new team of Digital Reporters will be tasked with bringing Australians the latest breaking news updates, original reporting and agenda-setting opinion.

The Deputy Editor will have significant experience working in fast-paced newsrooms and an in-depth understanding of Australia's political and media landscape.

This relaunch will bridge a major gap in Australia's media market by bringing news and analysis of the biggest issues facing mainstream Australians.

Reporting to the Digital Editor, the Deputy Editor will be responsible for managing the team of Digital Reporters and helping lead the website's editorial coverage.

The Sky News newsroom is in operation 24 hours a day, and all members of the team are required to be available for flexible hours, including irregular hours and unpredictable shifts, driven by news demands with regular weekend work

Your responsibilities
  • Impeccable sub-editing skills and a proven track-record of breaking news stories
  • Ability to train staff to ensure tight deadlines are being met while maintaining the accuracy of editorial content
  • Possess mature and seasoned news judgement to help navigate story pitches from the staff and prioritise the most important issues
  • Manage a 7-day roster to ensure the biggest news moments are appropriately staffed
  • Edit and curate the homepage with the best performing content
  • Use WordPress CMS to build stories, assign them to appropriate sections and liaise with social media teams
  • Identify newsworthy opinion and interview content from our television channels and ensure this is delivered to our online audience quickly and accurately into the news cycle
  • Understand what content works for which platforms and target content specifically for Digital platforms
Your experience and capability
  • Experience in a busy newsroom is ideal and management experience is preferred
  • Ability to navigate complicated political discussions
  • A positive attitude with enthusiasm for sharing ideas and learning new skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised, to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
Our Values


We are passionate about having an impact.
We aspire to improve the lives of our audiences and communities.
That's our business.


We understand the importance of integrity and trust.
We question and debate honestly and do what is right in every situation.


We are purposeful.
We do what we say and we always deliver results.
We have real pride in our work and take it, rather than ourselves, seriously.


We are curious and we excel on creativity and imagination.
We look for opportunities to challenge and change the way things are done.


We each play different roles, but our success is all about connection and collaboration: with our audience, our customers and our employees.

What do I do next?

For further information regarding this role please contact Hannah Brown in the Talent Acquisition team via To apply please attach your CV using the appropriate link and ensure that you notify your current Manager if you are asked to attend an interview. Please note we will not be able to organise an interview until you've notified your current Manager.
Job Ref: AU1234HB000071
Location: Sydney - North
Submitted: 06-04-2021 12:55 PM
Category: Editorial


News Corp

Sydney, NSW

Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment


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