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The Times and The Sunday Times, Deputy SEO Editor

News UK
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

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Nationals, News
Digital Editor, Deputy Editor
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Deputy SEO editor

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for a deputy SEO editor to grow our readership and drive subscriptions.

You will be responsible for supporting the SEO editor with the day-to-day running of the SEO team for The Times and The Sunday Times and heading up initiatives to maximise search traffic.

You will work alongside editorial, product, tech and data to report on performance and implement our strategy to optimise our website and journalism.

Based in a fast-paced newsroom, you will share actionable insights and make recommendations on what stories we cover and how.

This will involve communicating trends, giving feedback, writing headlines and making sure that high-quality internal links improve the reading experience.

As well as acting as an authority in SEO best practice, you will be responsible for leading a training programme for reporters, editors and sub-editors.

Please apply with your CV and covering letter as a single combined document by June 26.

Key skills

  • In-depth knowledge of news SEO
  •  Excellent communication and people skills
  • Strong SEO editing and digital headline writing skills
  • Experience working with Google Analytics, Search Console and similar tools
  • Able to manage, motivate and develop a team

This job is for you if

  • You have a sharp news sense and an audience-first mindset
  •  You can explain trends and patterns in data clearly and concisely
  • You enjoy working collaboratively across departments to get things done
  • You have a proven track record of growing search traffic
  • You’re up to date with the latest SEO and media trends

To apply you must have the right to work in the UK

Life at News: 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%;

  • 30 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. 


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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