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The Scottish Sun, Social Media Editor

The Sun
Glasgow City (GB)
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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Nationals, Online, News
Social Media Editor
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Social Media Editor - We are looking for a Social Media Editor to join Scotland’s News Website of the Year team and award-winning paper to lead and implement our social media strategy and bring our stories to life across all digital platforms.

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: We are The Scottish Sun. The Scottish Sun is Scotland’s No.1, award-winning newsbrand, Newspaper of the Year and News Website of the Year. The Scottish Sun cares about quality of life, the kind of world we live in, and about people. The Scottish Sun is more than a newspaper. It is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse and a daily relationship. The Scottish Sun strives to the very highest standards of accuracy in its reporting, and continues to invest in original journalism in print and online.

Your Role: The Social Media Editor will be responsible for leading The Scottish Sun’s social media team, ensuring our content is effectively distributed over all social media platforms to engage our audiences, while developing our social media strategy to stay ahead of the curve in an ever evolving landscape. 

Day to day

  • Lead the development and execution of The Scottish Sun's social media strategy

  • Manage and direct the social media team so all output is delivered to the highest standard 

  • Polish social headlines and images to ensure stories have maximum impact with  audiences across different platforms

  • Monitor social channels to unearth fascinating stories - from breaking news to viral videos

  • Liaise with teams across the business to ensure we are constantly adapting our strategies and following best practice 

  • Study analytics and continually assess what is performing on social and tailor content accordingly 

  • Monitor the latest stories from The Scottish Sun’s sister sites and curate the best articles for our pages

  • Work closely with editorial colleagues across our integrated newsroom for fresh lines, particularly on large live stories

  • Work flexibly across a seven-day rota

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • Experience of working in social media in a fast-paced news environment

  • Expert knowledge of social media, digital tools and latest trends

  • Demonstrable experience using third party distribution software, aggregators and analytics 

  • A passion for all things journalism, social media, current affairs and sport

  • A working knowledge of Facebook community standards and latest algorithm changes

  • An understanding of the The Scottish Sun brand across print, digital and social media 

  • Ability to deliver consistently high standards under pressure in a deadline-driven environment

  • A team player and a problem-solver who can communicate clearly and decisively in a fast-moving newsroom

  • A sense of humour and positive energy

  • Knowledge of IPSO regulations

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. 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

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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