The Sun, Senior Features Writer -TV Mag

Recruiter
The Sun
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jul 2021
Closes
14 Aug 2021
Ref
Sun
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Features Writer
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK, publishing hundreds of stories a day and reaching over 170m unique users digitally every month. Our exclusives set the news agenda and our campaigns 

Senior TV & Features Writer, TV Mag

Why are we here? 

To inspire more readers to engage with, choose and buy our papers and digital products every day. We will achieve this by putting the reader at the heart of everything we do. Through our strategies, creativity, and innovation we will continue to maintain the relevance and value of The Sun. We relentlessly seek to lead the market, delivering the most engaging and informative content available.

What are my accountabilities?

  • Setting up interviews with talent by liaising with PRs and agents. 

  • Delivering first-class features from interviews with TV’s biggest names.

  • Writing impeccable and colourful copy for every part of both TV Mag and TV Soap magazines, taking responsibility for your own section/s and delivering on time and to the highest standard.

  • Using your contacts in the freelance world of TV to commission features and previews when necessary.

  • Making the most of our brilliant access to TV talent and delivering exclusive news lines from every interviewee.

  • Working as a senior member of a features team of permanent and casual staff, managing team members when required.

  • Commissioning and editing, when necessary, features and previews from permanent staff and freelance writers. 

  • Contributing whenever is required to our social platforms and online.

  • Working closely and in collaboration with other teams on the magazine, and departments within the company. 

  • Making and maintaining great contacts with PRs and freelance writers.

  • Attending screenings/Q&As and other events out of normal working hours as required or requested by superiors, and to frequently show willingness to do so.

  • Stepping up and covering for senior members of the team, including management of staff and budget, when required.

  • Recognising and acting upon any potential legal issues and acting in accordance with IPSO regulations and guidelines.

 

What we are looking for from you:

  • Brilliant writer and interviewer who always gets the tone right and isn’t afraid of asking the best questions.

  • An understanding of TV scheduling and listings.

  • Outstanding contacts with PRs and agents.

  • An expert knowledge of TV shows, celebrities and soaps.

  • Relevant experience on a magazine or newspaper.

  • Willingness to go the extra mile and ability to turn hand to interviews, real-life features, copy-editing and preview writing.

 

Flexible Working: At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

 Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

 

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.  

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