Telegraph Media Group, Snapchat Editor
The Snapchat Editor will manage the strategy for, and delivery of, our daily edition on Snapchat, taking the Telegraph to a new, younger audience with innovative ways of telling stories.
- Drive the strategy for how the Telegraph should present its journalism on this new platform.
- Attend conference and liaise across different editorial departments to generate ideas, ensure the edition hits the right news agenda and flatplan the day’s snaps.
- Ensure each day’s edition is delivered in line with the Telegraph’s high publishing standards.
- Manage the small, dedicated team of Snapchat content editors.
- Work with the team of Snapchat motion designers on innovative, visual storytelling techniques.
- Write sparkling copy for top snaps and long-forms, adapting pre-existing content for a Snapchat audience where appropriate.
- Edit pictures and videos so that they are optimised for Snapchat.
Specific requirements / skills
- An innate understanding of the Snapchat platform and social media in general.
- A multimedia journalist, you will have extensive knowledge of different digital storytelling methods and of what makes a good story for Snapchat and other social media.
- A firm grasp of current affairs, the Telegraph’s editorial voice and how it should be adapted for Snapchat.
- A sense of fun, an eye for design and the ability to come up with innovative ideas.
- Ability to write brilliant, accurate, witty copy - quickly.
- Experience of managing a team, and strong communication skills to liaise with senior editorial staff.
- Understanding of and ability to use analytics to inform decision making.
- Experience of working to tight deadlines and an ability to organise workload.
- Knowledge of Photoshop and how to edit pictures to optimise their value.
- Knowledge of animation and after effects programmes would be welcome.
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