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The Times and Sunday Times, SEO Journalist

The Times and The Sunday Times
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, News
News Editor

SEO Journalist

The Times and Sunday Times are looking for an SEO journalist to grow our readership and reach new audiences through search.

You will play a key role in continuing the evolution of our digital strategy and the integration of SEO into editorial processes. 

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

Every day you will be identifying trending topics and finding innovative ways to optimise our award-winning journalism. 

You will be forward planning with different sections and shaping strategies to maximise search traffic to news and evergreen stories.

As well as acting as a go-to person on SEO, you will be responsible for training reporters, editors and sub-editors in best practices. 

You will also play an active role in writing headlines and adding high-quality internal links to improve the reading experience. 

Key skills and experience 

  1. Editorial SEO experience in a newsroom or similar environment 

  2. Excellent communication and people skills 

  3. Strong SEO editing and digital headline writing skills 

  4. Experience working with Google Analytics and keyword research tools 

  5. Good understanding of tech SEO principles behind editorial practices

This job is for you if

  1. You have sound news judgement and an audience-first mindset

  2. You enjoy using search data to inform your decision-making 

  3. You can explain trends and patterns in traffic clearly and concisely 

  4. You’re always up to date with SEO and digital publishing developments 

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

Please apply with a covering letter and your CV by June 9.

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland.  Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News

Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities - attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.



Some of our benefits include:

  • 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

  • Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions

  • Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes

  • ‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme

  • Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books

  • Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities

  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counselling

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.




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