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The Sun Online, Commissioning Editor

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

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 have changed the lives of many. 

The award-winning Sun Money team writes exclusive and agenda-leading news, features, campaigns and investigations. 

Purpose of role: We have an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Editor to join our Sun Money team. 

 

 

Key accountabilities:

 

  • Commission, write and edit for print and digital, including the Sun Savers page

  • Commision staff writers/freelancers to write editorial, promotional and advertorial content 

  • Support the Head of Money with commercial content as required

 

 

Key Skills and Experience:

 

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

  • Experience of online and print journalism at a national publisher

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to deliver vibrant and clean copy to very tight deadlines

  • Ability to write in the famous Sun style and produce sparkling copy at speed

  • Knowledge of social media, SEO and online publishing

  • Experience of editing and commissioning would be favourable

  • Experience or interest in video would be favourable 

  • 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

 

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. 

Equal opportunities: 

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace. 


We are a diverse team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised. This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

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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