The Sunday Times, General News Reporter

7 days left

Recruiter
The Sunday Times
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
01 Aug 2021
Ref
The Sunday Times
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, News
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Sunday Times is looking for a general news reporter who is a proven story-getter with the experience to land exclusives and the imagination to break fresh ground.

The successful applicant will be a reporter with a track record of breaking stories across a broad range of areas.

Apply with a CV and your covering letter by August 1.

Responsibilities

  • Consistently deliver accurate, engaging copy to strict deadlines

  • Cover major news stories across a broad range of areas

  • Pitch agenda-setting exclusive story ideas to the news desk for digital and print

  • Work with the news team on big projects, campaigns and interviews

  • Build and maintain excellent contacts in current affairs and politics

  • Use social networking and other digital platforms for content generation and to promote Sunday Times content

  • Write across all sections and platforms seamlessly with particular attention to digital

  • Work collaboratively with other sections across the paper, particularly digital and graphics, to ensure the best presentation of stories on our digital platforms

 

Skills and experience

  • Experience writing for a national newspaper, magazine or news website

  • Demonstrable expertise in current affairs and politics

  • Tenacity in getting the story 

  • Keen attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking

  • Good understanding of audience data and SEO techniques to maximise search results

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

  • Able to work autonomously and to strict deadlines

  • Excellent presentation skills and able to communicate succinctly and effectively

  • Unflappable and reliable under pressure

  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues

 

Equal opportunities

We champion diversity 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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