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The Sun Online, Digital Travel Reporter (casual shifts)

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

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance
Hours
Not Specified
Sector
Nationals, Online, Travel / Tourism, News
Discipline
Reporter
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Job Details

Digital Travel Reporter (casual shifts)

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: Are you a digital reporter looking to break into Travel? Sun Online is looking for a digital journalist to work on the Travel Desk for ongoing shifts, covering 5 days a week. You will cover everything from breaking news and features to SEO content and exclusives. No travel experience is necessary but online journalism is a must.

Day to day you will:

  • Come up with story ideas for the Sun Online Travel section

  • Write a range of travel articles, from exclusive features to breaking news 

  • Keep readers up to date on the ever-changing travel rules for British holidaymakers 

 

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • Proven ability to cover news stories and write engaging features online.

  • Knowledge of the travel industry is desirable but not essential

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

  • Have a strong contact book and understand the Sun Online audience

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

  • Knowledge of social media, SEO and web 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

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

 

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 we believe our people are our heartbeat - they are the driving force behind our brands and we want the ways we work to enable people to thrive.  Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but do provide multiple flexible working options.  Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.  

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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