The Sun, Assistant Consumer Editor

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

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

Job Title: Assistant Consumer Editor

Department: The Sun

Reports to: Head of Consumer and Head of News  

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 Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK, publishing hundreds of stories a day and reaching over 170m unique users digitally every month. Our exclusives set the news agenda and our campaigns have changed the lives of many. 

Purpose of role: We have a rare opportunity for an Assistant Consumer Editor to join our Consumer and News teams. 

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead writer of consumer news and features for print 

  • Write consumer news and features, while generating agenda-leading exclusives, campaigns and investigations for online and in print

  • Help manage the curation of print consumer pages 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • In-depth of consumer, personal finance or business topics - and the contact book to back it up

  • Experience of journalism at a national publisher

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to deliver vibrant and clean copy to very tight deadlines

  • A strong understanding of The Sun 

  • Ability to write brilliant headlines in the famous Sun style and produce sparkling copy at speed

  • 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

Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexiblyin 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. 

 

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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