The Times and The Sunday Times, Puzzles Editor

Becky Callanan
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, News
Editor, Features Editor
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Puzzles editor

The Times and The Sunday Times are seeking an enthusiastic puzzles expert to manage and curate our puzzles content.

The successful candidate will oversee our puzzles team, engage with our fantastic puzzles community and commission content which enriches and upholds the high standards of our puzzles output. 

You will have experience managing a team and an insatiable appetite for all types of puzzles, crosswords and games along with a boundless supply of ideas and contacts in the area.

Please apply with a covering letter and your CV by December 5.



  • Manage the puzzles team, including production staff, retainers and contributors 
  • Successfully manage productive relationships with the Editors of both papers
  • Commission distinctive puzzles content that can feature across The Times and The Sunday Times on all platforms
  • Sign off each day’s puzzles in print and digital, meeting daily deadlines and ensuring the content conforms to the standards demanded by readers
  • Respond to correspondence from readers
  • Work with colleagues and third parties to commission, test and launch new digital content as well as improving the existing digital experience
  • Collaborate with colleagues in commercial, competitions, design and pictures on elements that enhance our puzzles content
  • Write a weekly puzzles newsletter for subscribers
  • Be our resident puzzles expert and communicate that knowledge effectively as a representative of The Times and The Sunday Times


Skills and experience:

  • Experience managing a team, including external contributors, ideally within the puzzles and games or wider publishing sector
  • Experience in and a demonstrable passion for all types of puzzles, crosswords and games with good contacts in the field
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a record of developing positive relationships with colleagues
  • Highly organised with strong planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to gain proficiency with complex digital systems
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of liaising with readers and/or members of the public
  • An understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues



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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