Job of Guardian print editor to 'efficiently repurpose' the website

The Guardian is currently recruiting for a print editor to ensure website content is “efficiently repurposed for the paper”.

The advert shows the extent to which The Guardian’s main effort is now on producing content for the website.

Whereas some titles, such as the Daily Mail, still maintain separate print and online teams, Guardian News and Media has decided to devote most of its 950-plus editorial to producing digital content.

The print editor for the main Guardian news section will commission a “limited number of special paper pieces daily”.

The indication is that most of the news content in the daily £1.80 print edition will already have appeared for free online.

Print sales of The Guardian fell 7 per cent year on year to 165,290 in August, whereas TheGuardian.com attracted an average of 7.5m daily unique browsers, up 29.5 per cent.

Guardian News and Media still makes most of its money from print, but the publisher is budgeting for digital to exceed print income for the first time in the current financial year (to April 2016).

The Guardian print editor job vacancy states: "Ensuring that news stories already published on the website are efficiently repurposed for the paper, you will also commission a limited number of special paper pieces daily."

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