The Sun Online, Senior Consumer Reporter

The Sun
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, Finance, News
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 Senior 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 a senior consumer reporter to join our award-winning Consumer team as it continues to expand. The newly created role will cover a wide range of money and personal finance topics, from the cost of living crisis to campaigns or how 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 

  • Bring bags of ideas and have 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 adapt 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 


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.

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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