The Sun, Deputy Features Editor

The Sun
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, News
Features Editor
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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 on Sunday, 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: We are the biggest news brand in the UK.  Our exclusives set the news agenda and our campaigns have changed the lives of many.

The Features department is the heartbeat of The Sun on Sunday, helping shape the tone and personality of the newspaper. It oversees everything from show business interviews and investigations to campaigns and hard-hitting exclusives plus everything in between. 

Purpose of Role:

To generate exclusive, agenda setting stories, investigations and news based features.

To commission and edit original and engaging features for all our platforms.

The successful candidate will instinctively know what features will work well for The Sun on Sunday across all platforms - and have the skills to ensure they have the biggest impact. 

 Key accountabilities:

  • Have a wide range of contacts in order to generate exclusive content for the Sun on Sunday

  • Cover breaking news stories and generate agenda-leading exclusive features

  • Turn around copy and content quickly and accurately; mindful of IPSO and legal issues

  • Generate compelling and agenda-setting feature ideas 

  • Generate exclusive interviews suitable for any, or all, of our platforms

  • Generate investigation and news based feature ideas

  • Commission content from writers and work to ensure good value on payments    

  • Play a key role in suggesting and leading areas of future development, especially the digital presentation of content and content formats 

  • Take responsibility for, or assist with, campaigns as required

  • Deputise for the Features Editor

  • Take on ad-hoc responsibilities as and when required to ensure the success of the team

Key Skills and Experience:

  • 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.

  • Attention to detail, combined with an appreciation of the bigger picture

  • Adaptability – able to adapt style dependent on the story

  • 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.

  • The ability to think on your feet and respond to events as they happen

  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams. 

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 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.  



The Sun is Britain's biggest newspaper and an iconic British brand. It is bought by almost 2 million each day, read by 5 million, and reaches millions more online and across social media.

The Sun's journalism sets the news agenda day in, day out. Our content is reproduced daily by rivals who can't match our world class stories and creative ideas.

The Sun therefore attracts the most talented, dedicated and creative people in the industry. The Sun's staff stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best possible product for our readers.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then The Sun and News UK is the place to build your career.

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