Embley attended Malvern College, a public school, and later entered journalism, working at the Daily Mirror. He served as Assistant Night Editor from 1999, Night Editor from 2001, and then Assistant Editor from 2004, before his appointment as Editor of The People in 2008. In May 2012, following the sacking of Richard Wallace and Tina Weaver, he was named as editor of both the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror. In October 2012, as part of a restructuring of the parent company Trinity Mirror, he was promoted to editor-in-chief of the group.
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| Editor of The People
| Editor of the Daily Mirror
| Editor of the Sunday Mirror