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The Sun Online, Consumer Reporter

Employer
The Sun Online
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Oct 2021
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Job Details

This role is based on casual shifts on a three month trial basis. 

 

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 Team: The Sun Online is the biggest mobile news brand in the UK - and still growing! - talented team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, TV and showbiz, lifestyle and family value.

 

Your role: We are looking for a Consumer Reporter to join our consumer team online to produce news stories, features and video on money saving, business and consumer topics. 

We need a talented, committed journalist to become a key member of this team.
 

 

Key accountabilities:

 

  • Cover breaking news stories, write engaging features, while generating agenda-leading exclusives

  • Suggest and write articles for campaigns and investigations

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to deliver vibrant and clean copy at speed

  • Ability to write brilliant headlines in the famous Sun style

  • Interpret complex research or information, boiling down the key facts and presenting them in a fun and engaging way for The Sun reader

 

 

 

Key Skills and Experience:

 

  • Knowledge of consumer, personal finance or money saving topics - and the contact book to back it up

  • Experience of reporting on those topics for a national newspaper or magazine, online or in print 

  • Positive with a can-do attitude, who takes initiative and is a good team player 

  • A strong understanding of the Sun Online audience

  • Knowledge of social media, SEO and online publishing

  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a notebook full of ideas are all essential

  • Being a self-starter is key – and you will need to thrive under the pressure of a busy newsroom

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations

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

  • Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern

 

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. 

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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