The Times and The Sunday Times, SEO Journalist

News UK
London (Greater) (GB)
19 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Digital Journalist
Job Type
Full Time

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for an SEO journalist to grow our readership and reach new audiences through search.

You will play a key role in continuing the digital evolution of the newspapers and the integration of SEO into editorial processes.

Based in a fast-paced newsroom, you will share applicable insights and make recommendations on what stories we cover and how. Every day you will be identifying trending topics and finding innovative ways to optimise our award-winning journalism.

You will be forward planning with different sections and shaping strategies to maximise search traffic to news and evergreen stories. As well as acting as a go-to person on SEO, you will be responsible for training reporters, editors and sub-editors in best practices.

You will also play an active role in writing headlines and adding high-quality internal links to improve the reading experience.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by May 7.


Key skills

  • Editorial SEO experience in a newsroom or similar environment 
  • Excellent communication and people skills 
  • Strong SEO editing and digital headline writing skills 
  • Experience working with Google Analytics and keyword research tools 
  • Good understanding of tech SEO principles behind editorial practices


This job is for you if

  • You have sound news judgment and an audience-first mindset
  • You enjoy using search data to inform your decision-making 
  • You can explain trends and patterns in traffic clearly and concisely 
  • You are always up to date with SEO and digital publishing developments 


To apply you must have the right to work in the UK.

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. Our newspapers  reach more than 30 million people each week and include The TimesThe Sunday Times  and The Sun.

News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company with independent national and local radio stations.

The Team

The digital development and strategy department includes data journalists, newsroom developers, multimedia journalists, interactive news producers and audience development experts.

These teams find and tell stories on our digital platforms in the most appropriate formats and empower the newsroom to present stories in new and innovative ways.


Equal opportunities

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated. 

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.

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