The Times and The Sunday Times , Deputy Food Editor

The Sunday Times
London (Greater) (GB)
14 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
The Times
Deputy Editor
Job Type
Full Time

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.

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