Crossword Genius

In the loop, newly employed fellow minder (4-8)


I believe the answer is:

'in the loop' is the definition.
(someone in the loop is well-informed)

'newly employed fellow minder' is the wordplay.
'newly employed' indicates anagramming the letters (letters used or employed in a new way).
'fellowminder' with letters rearranged gives 'WELL-INFORMED'.

(Another definition for well-informed that I've seen is "Knowing the latest".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.