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The Times and The Sunday Times , Deputy Food Editor

The Sunday Times
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

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Food & Drink, Nationals, News
Deputy Editor
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Job Details

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for a deputy food editor to deliver distinctive food content for our print and digital platforms.

Applicants must have experience working as a writer and commissioning editor at a national newspaper or magazine. You will have good contacts in the food and restaurant industries and a passion for food journalism along with strong copy-editing skills and the ability to write with flair, to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of SEO techniques and the ability to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Times and The Sunday Times.

Apply with your CV and a covering letter by June 27.


  • Commission distinctive food content that can feature across the different sections of The Times and The Sunday Times on all platforms

  • Contribute digital content for food and recipes across the seven-day digital platforms, delivering content that engages subscribers and attracts new subscribers through search

  • Be reader-focused when commissioning content

  • Generate and write exclusive stories for the news desks of both papers that could appear in other sections of the newspapers, such as home news and weekday feature pages

  • Work with the TNL audience team to promote food content through social media and search

  • Manage photography shoots

  • Work with production colleagues in design, graphics, pictures and sub-editing to produce food content and supplements as efficiently as possible, meeting deadlines

Skills and experience

  • Experience working as a writer and a commissioning editor on a national newspaper or magazine

  • Strong copy editor, able to write compelling copy with flair under time pressure

  • Past experience in and a demonstrable passion for food journalism with good contacts in the food and restaurant industries

  • Good understanding of SEO techniques to maximise search results

  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Times and The Sunday Times

  • Highly organised and strong planning skills

  • Persuasive presentation skills, well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to problem-solve and negotiate positive outcomes

  • Able to communicate succinctly and effectively

  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues

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.


News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.

They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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