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The Sunday Times, Beauty Director - Style Magazine

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Beauty Director

Maternity Cover - up to 12 Months FTC

We are looking for a beauty director to join The Sunday Times Style Magazine on a maternity cover contract.

The successful candidate will already have extensive experience at a beauty-centric editorial brand, with a wide range of contacts in both the luxury and high street markets and digital and video experience. You will be hardworking, efficient and used to working to tight deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, organised and creative beauty expert who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by August 14.


  • Successfully manage productive relationships with the Style editor, the beauty team and journalists across the newsroom

  • Conceive and deliver exclusive beauty news and features stories that appeal to Style readers

  • Contribute daily ideas for all platforms including print, website, social media and video

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what works best for digital, offering content that is truly distinctive

  • Command respect and authority on the subject of beauty and communicate that knowledge effectively in print, digital, radio and television as a representative of The Sunday Times Style Magazine — especially our own internal stations.

  • Work with production colleagues in design, pictures and sub-editing to produce beauty content as efficiently as possible, meeting deadlines

  • Oversee beauty shoots, beauty features and the overall look and feel of the beauty pages

  • Track brand credits and coverage alongside the commercial department

  • Attend shows, launches and events on behalf of Style

Skills and experience

  • Experience as a beauty editor or director

  • Excellent PR contacts across the brand spectrum

  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Sunday Times

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

  • First-class communication skills - can communicate effectively with all levels of seniority across the paper and with external contacts

  • Displays an enthusiastic, can do, flexible attitude, especially when facing challenges

  • Adapts easily to changing priorities

  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues


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.  





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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