June 18th, 2014

Telegraph Announce 40 New E-Jobs

Apparently it’s only good news at the Telegraph, if the press release is anything to go by:

TELEGRAPH CREATES 40 NEW JOBS
WITH SIGNIFICANT NEW INVESTMENT IN QUALITY JOURNALISM

Forty editorial jobs across the Telegraph Media Group (TMG) – many advertised today on the Telegraph jobs site and on Gorkana – are being created as the business makes a significant new investment in quality journalism.

  • Dan Adcock, currently head of SEO at ITV, joining as Head of Technical SEO;

  • Mark Molloy, a journalist who helped drive record page views at Metro, joining the expanding Social Media team;

  • Kerry McQueeney, formerly of Metro, MSN and Mail Online, joining the Homepage team along with Michael Wilkinson, a digital-focused reporter who, as Public Affairs Correspondent for the Gloucester Citizen, pioneered video journalism for his company’s websites;

  • Adam Sills, who during the past year as the Acting Head of Sport has driven significant growth in digital audience while also launching digital innovations, such as Project Babb, is promoted to the position permanently;

  • in Lifestyle, Jon Stock, currently managing the online Books channel, becoming Executive Head of Life and Weekend, leading three new content hubs:  Gardening (led by Joanna Fortnam), Property/Interiors (led by Stuart Penney) and Food (joined by Elfreda Pownall and Amy Bryant from Stella magazine);

  • Steve Huntingford, who led content creation for the newly launched Telegraph Cars site, becoming the new Head of Motoring. Before joining The Telegraph, Steve worked atWhatCar?, the UK’s biggest car buyers’ guide; and

  • three new appointments in the business team made by Allister HeathBen Wright, the former Editor of Financial News and now City correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in London, joins as Senior City Editor; Lauren Davidson, who works for Quartz in New York, joins as a business reporter; and James Quinn, who has been acting Executive Business Editor, is confirmed in the role permanently. 

Big names scrapped for the digital farm.

UPDATE: Bill Gardner, a 27 year-old reporter at South West News Service, would like the world to know he is joining as a news reporter.


16 Comments

  1. 1
    West Country UKIP Voter says:

    What are these people going to do about the gays? The Telegraph is already just like that Buzzfeed thing or the Huffington Post.

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  2. 2
    Ronnie says:

    what’s the point of the technology if you’ve got nothing to say? Form over content it seems. Dt becomes an infotainment platform to increase advertizing revenue.

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  3. 3
    The Lone Ranger says:

    I do not care care – stopped buying the Telegraph after Peter Simple was no more and stopped reading it online last year. Boring sport, film stars and people one has never heard are its staple content these days. I will however continue to read the obits, with addb’ck+ (cookies) enabled (disabled).

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  4. 4
    Grammar School Boy says:

    This probably means quite a lot to the media, luvvie, metropolitan, over-paid elite but on Planet Earth the dogs bark and the caravan moves on…….

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  5. 5
    Oh for gawds sake... says:

    Have they got rid of Dan Hodges?

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    • 6
      Bill Quango MP says:

      I shouldn’t think so.
      They probably want to keep one journo on board who isn’t a complete lefty.

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  6. 8

    The moving finger writes and having writ drops off.

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  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Quality journalism. Lack of a spell-check though…

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/telegraphcareers/

    Head of Interavtive Journalism

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  8. 11
    Kipper with Schadenfreude says:

    Is this a newspaper with a website or a website with a newspaper?

    They don’t do quality journalism anymore (Hodges, Bosomed Bryony etc.) so how can they invest in it now?

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  9. 12
    Not in my name says:

    Set fair for more nonsense direct from keyboard to pixel.

    Recently saw a rewrite of the “how to cook a chicken and not die nonsense which solemnly told us that we should only eat chicken once a meat thermometer showed an internal temperature of 1650F or higher, something of a challenge given that is well over the melting point of aluminium.

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  10. 13

    its a moribund medium anyway – print media is going the way of the dodo

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  11. 14
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Fascinating. I really don’t know how I managed to stay awake reading that lot of luvvie bilge.

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  12. 15
    gildedtumbril says:

    ‘Quality journalism’ ? They would not know it if it kicked them in the ballocks. If they had any.

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  13. 16
    Telegraph is becoming Guardian Light says:

    well – I cancelled my subscription in the run up to the Euro elections when they smeared and smeared and smeared UKIP. I don’t see anything in these changes to induce me to return.

    Why are they try to become more like the Guardian which loses money hand over fist?

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