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The Times, Business News Editor

The Times and The Sunday Times
London Bridge
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Full Time
Nationals, Business, News
News Editor
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The Times is looking for a Business News Editor who has experience working on a news desk or as a reporter at a national publication.


Applicants will be expected to play a key role in developing The Times’s award-winning business coverage across both digital and print, driving our coverage with enthusiasm.


We are looking for an ambitious journalist with an appetite for business news who has the ideas and skills to not only spot stories that others may miss but present them in new and innovative ways. Precise writing, commissioning and copy-editing are required, as is the ability to present them to the business editor and editor and work to tight deadlines.


Apply with a covering letter and your CV by August 7th.


Day to day you will:

  • Be a self-starter and develop strong news, feature and comment ideas for digital as well as print

  • Write and commission breaking news stories, features and Q&As

  • Assist in editing the business section on mobile, desktop and in the newspaper

  • Commission graphs, tables, video and other elements that can enhance the business coverage digitally and in the newspaper

  • Work some early mornings to cover stock exchange announcements and other breaking stories at the busiest time of day for business news

  • Occasionally attend conference to present the business section’s work to the editor and other departments

  • Help to develop the daily business news list alongside the rest of the business desk

  • Assist in the production of the morning and lunchtime business emails

  • Join the rota of senior team members who edit the print section on a Sunday


What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience working as a reporter or editor for a leading website or national newspaper

  • Experience in digital and ideas of how to grow our digital audience 

  • Knowledge and experience of SEO 

  • Ability to use social media platforms to engage new audiences for The Times

  • Able to work autonomously and to strict deadlines

  • 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%;

  • 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 an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all. 

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