The Sun Online, Motors Reporter

Employer
The Sun
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Lifestyle, News
Discipline
Reporter
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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 Team: The Sun Online is the biggest mobile news brand in the UK - and still growing! - talented team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, TV and showbiz, lifestyle and family value.

Your role: We are looking for a Motors Reporter to join our team online to produce news stories, features and video for The Sun’s website.
We would welcome applications from Motors journalists as well as news reporters looking to specialise. 

We need a talented, committed journalist to become a key member of this team.

Key accountabilities:

  • Cover breaking news stories, write engaging features, while generating agenda-leading exclusives

  • Suggest and write articles for SEO 

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to deliver vibrant and clean copy at speed

  • Ability to write brilliant headlines in the famous Sun style

  • Interpret complex research or information, boiling down the key facts and presenting them in a fun and engaging way for The Sun reader

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of cars and motors

  • Experience of reporting on those topics or general news reporting for a national newspaper or magazine, online or in print 

  • Positive with a can-do attitude, who takes initiative and is a good team player 

  • A strong understanding of The Sun’s online audience

  • Knowledge of social media, SEO and online publishing

  • 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

  • Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern

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 take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

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.  

Company

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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