The Sun Online, Consumer Reporter

Employer
News UK
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Magazine
Discipline
Reporter
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Job Details

Consumer Reporter

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 consumer reporter to write for our website and newspaper. Our team of award-winning journalists cover a wide range of topics, from the cost of living crisis to campaigns on personal finance topics or explaining how the Budget or law changes affect readers. 

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

Day to day you will:

  • Have a hunger to beat our rivals day in day out, by breaking news and writing exclusive news stories and features online and in print 

  • Have bags of ideas and the ability to generate exclusives from your own sources and contacts 

  • Write brilliant headlines and copy at speed in the famous Sun style 

  • Work with the audience, video and picture desk to produce brilliant stories 

  • Work as part of a team and adapting to finding new ways to tell stories 

What we're looking for from you:

  • Online or print reporting experience in a newsroom 

  • Experience using Wordpress or  similar CMS system to build content digitally 

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to write clean copy to tight deadlines 

  • A passion for The Sun and understanding of the brand in print and online 

  • Being a self-starter is key – and you will need to thrive under the pressure of a busy newsroom

  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a notebook full of ideas are all essential

  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard

  • Positive attitude and good team player

  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations

  • Experience as a reporter or journalist 

We are The Sun: The Sun is the most popular newsbrand in the UK, reaching 38.2 million people a month across digital and print.  The Sun is at the heart of the nation’s conversation, blending serious investigations, agenda-setting campaigns, political scoops and celebrity gossip. More than a newspaper.  The Sun is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse, a daily relationship.We have a talented, diverse team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, lifestyle and showbiz in print and digital.

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.

Company

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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Website
Location
1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
United Kingdom
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