The Scottish Sun, Homepage Editor

Employer
The Sun
Location
Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Not Specified
Sector
Nationals, Online, News
Discipline
Editor
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Job Details

Live News Editor- We are looking for a Homepage Editor who will manage The Scottish Sun homepage to ensure it is packed with outstanding and engaging news to draw readers in and maximise traffic. You will strive to constantly improve the quality of publishing on thescottishsun.co.uk as well as grow the audience and increase engagement. 

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 Homepage Editor will be responsible for managing thescottishsun.co.uk homepage to ensure it is packed with the best content each day.

Day to day you will: 

  • Manage thescottishsun.co.uk homepage to ensure the highest standard of presentation in headlines and pictures to maximise traffic

  • Constantly review and improve the quality of stories, checking for updates, fresh lines and images, particularly on large live and breaking stories  

  • Have an instinct for how to ‘sell’ a digital story to get maximum impact on The Scottish Sun’s platforms and social media

  • Monitor analytics and news feeds to ensure the best content is surfaced on the homepage and placed in the optimal position to engage our audience

  • Effectively recirculate readers within The Scottish Sun and keep them absorbed with our content

  • Work closely with the Live Night News Editor and Social Media team to ensure high standards are maintained and given maximum exposure on all social platforms

  • Be responsible for push notifications and keeping our readers up to date with the latest breaking stories straight to their phones

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Experience of a senior desk role within a fast-paced news operation

  • A razor sharp news sense and sound judgement 

  • A creative mind, a way with words and an eye for detail 

  • Ability to produce a flow of arresting headlines and eye-catching kickers 

  • Calm under pressure and ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively in breaking news scenarios 

  • Subbing experience and a flair for presenting stories visually

  • Understanding of digital media, trends and audience behaviours  

  • An expert knowledge of legal issues, the Editors’ Code of Practice and IPSO standards

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage day-to-day tasks and forward planning 

  • Experience effectively managing or leading a team through motivation, understanding and good communication

  • Be flexible working across 7 days

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 inclusionwe 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.  



 

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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