The Scottish Sun, Online News Editor

The Scottish Sun
Glasgow City (GB)
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Nationals, News, Online
News Editor
Job Type
Full Time

The Scottish Sun is recruiting an Online News Editor on a 6 month temporary basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the news team of the nation's No1 digital and mobile brand as we move to a story-first company.


  • Helping to grow our audience and increase engagement at 

  • Editing and polishing stories to ensure the highest standard of presentation to best maximise traffic

  • Leading reporters to ensure we are first with breaking news

  • Working with editorial colleagues across our increasingly integrated newsroom for fresh lines, particularly on large live stories

  • Having an instinct for how to ‘sell’ a digital story to get maximum impact on The Scottish Sun’s platforms and also on social media

  • Understanding how to recirculate readers within The Scottish Sun and keep them engaged with our content

  • Leading the team in a constantly adapting working environment that is always striving to find fresh ways to tell news stories

  • Working closely with the social media and SEO teams to ensure Scottish Sun content is given maximum exposure on all platforms 

  • Making using of analytics to determine content strategy

  • Maintaining an excellent relationship with news colleagues across News UK and Ireland

  • Ensuring all content is legally sound and adheres to  the PCC Code of Conduct and IPSO standards

Skills and experience:

  • Digital experience on a fast-paced national news platform

  • Experience in leading a high performance news team

  • Understands Scottish Sun DNA and how it translates to digital platforms

  • Expert in SEO and social media

  • Awareness of the digital media environment, trends and audience behaviours   

  • An expert understanding of legal issues, the PCC Code of Conduct and IPSO standards

  • Strong organisational, people and communication skills


The successful candidate will also: 

  • Adapt to changing priorities across both print and digital

  • Be flexible working across 7 days

  • Have the ability to manage a large team

  • Be a good motivator

  • Have great people management skills

  • Be able to work effectively and calmly under pressure

  • Have the ability to look beyond the day-to-day pressures with forward planning

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.