The Sun, Contributions Assistant

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

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Nationals, News
Contributions Assistant
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Contributions Assistant - Casual

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 is the biggest news brand in the UK - and still growing! -with a  talented team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, TV and showbiz, lifestyle and family value.

Your Role: To provide professional, administrative and organisational support. Tasks primarily include inputting lineage and picture payments to contributors to The Sun and ensuring payments are accurate and timely, dealing with any payments queries and assisting with the smooth running of the desks payment administrative tasks.

Day to day:

  • Manage the process of inputting lineage & Picture payments via the TM1 based internal payment system (ECS). 

  • Process compliance requirements for all payments and accounts payable invoices 

  • Manage/oversee payments for the desk and reporters

  • Deal with queries from agencies and freelancers – liaise with internal and external accounts departments 

  • Provide cover for the Desk PA and other Desk Contributor Administrators as required the answering and/or redirecting of relevant enquiries 

  • Work closely with Finance and the Managing Editor’s office where necessary to ensure a smooth beginning to end payment process

  • Ensure the department is working within News UK and News Corp Payments Policy compliance guidelines.

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • An ability to adapt to a changing work environment as required

  •  Punctual and is always prepared to put in extra time and effort where necessary

  •  Knowledge of Microsoft office packages, especially Word and Excel 

  • Experience delivering admin support and services 

  • Communicative, ability to network with colleagues.

  • A passion to be part of The Sun 

  • Highly organised and proactive

  •  Looking to progress with the role and build a future career within The Sun/News UK

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. 



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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