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The Times and Sunday Times, Reader Comments Editor

The Times
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
18 Oct 2021
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Reader comments editor

Job summary

This job will involve overseeing reader comments across both the Times and Sunday Times website. You will lead a team of journalists and moderators dedicated to fostering high-quality discussions on The Times and Sunday Times website to ensure our online comments remain at the highest possible standard. The successful candidate will have leadership skills and have experience of building online communities.

Alongside this, you will elicit stories and anecdotes from our readers and will curate the comments on online articles. You will have a keen news sense, and work as part of the wider digital team to ensure our reader output rises to the highest possible standard.

Key skills

  • An understanding of online communities, and how to foster and grow debate

  • Experience of managing a team

  • An interest in driving online engagement with news

  • Ability to interpret and apply legal training

  • Confidence to communicate with journalists and senior editors across the newsroom


This job is for you if

  • You have a minimum of one year working in a similar role

  • You thrive under pressure and can work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards

  • You have excellent attention to detail even when working under pressure

  • You are passionate about digital journalism and new ways of engaging with existing readers

  • You have lots of ideas and the organisational skills to execute them

  • You can work well independently or as part of a team


About the digital team

The Times and The Sunday Times represent a combined 400 years of covering news and providing comment and analysis in the UK and the world.

We are authoritative, credible, responsible, trusted and a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

This role will join our cross-title digital strategy team, which includes data journalists, newsroom developers, multimedia journalists, interactive news producers and audience development experts. This team is charged with finding and telling stories on our digital platforms in the most appropriate formats and empowering the newsroom to present stories in new and innovative ways.


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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