The Sun Online, Sport Social Media Journalist

Employer
The Sun
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, Online, Sports, News
Discipline
Broadcast Journalist
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Sport Social Media Journalist - The Sun Online

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.

Job Title:                                      Sport Social Media Journalist

Department:                                 The Sun Online

Reports to:                                   Head of Sport Social

The Team: At a time of significant digital growth and expansion for The Sun Sport Online we’re looking for a talented, highly motivated, resourceful individual, with a deep knowledge of social media platforms and current affairs to join our award winning team at the heart of the sports desk.

You will:

  • Play a key role in the ongoing development and execution of The Sun's sport social media strategy.

  • Curate sport content from across Sun Online to satisfy a diverse range of audience demographics.

  • Edit and maintain The Sun’s sport social media channels to a high standard in close conjunction with the rest of the team.

  • Contribute to The Sun’s adoption of emerging social platforms and tools, and take responsibility for the growth of The Sun’s new sport social channels.

  • Work directly with editorial, digital, video, picture, design, commercial and marketing teams, ensuring their respective demands are met.

  • As a team, ensure the sports desk has sufficient insight to produce Internet-friendly stories, and take responsibility for their subsequent distribution on social media channels.

  • Focus on targets and be clear on what is required in order to meet them.

  • Work flexibly, including early morning, evening, overnight and weekend shifts

Key skills and experience:

  • Deep knowledge of social media platforms and current sporting affairs

  • A keen interest in football, boxing, horse racing and MMA

  • Experience of working with social media analytical tools 

  • A background in sport editorial or copywriting is preferable 

  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard

  • Pro-active and displays a willingness to take on any task

  • Positive attitude and good team player

  • Takes initiative in order to achieve desired results

  • Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative  and adaptive approaches

  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the The Sun sport brand, both print and digital

Application process

Please apply with your CV (including your Twitter handle) and a cover letter.

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. 

Company

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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Location
1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
United Kingdom
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