The Sun Online, Digital Tech & Science Editor

The Sun
09 Nov 2017
09 Dec 2017
News UK
Job Type
Full Time

Purpose of role:

To lead and develop our digital Technology and Science team, helping to shape editorial direction.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead the Technology and Science team, managing at least one reporter initially
  • Deliver agenda-setting exclusives in addition to giving a unique take on all-round stories
  • Use analytics and work with the Audience Development team to develop the content strategy in new directions
  • Assist the SEO Team with the creation of tech-specific SEO friendly stories
  • Work with the e-Commerce Team to advise in the creation of tech-specific SEO friendly stories
  • Work with the Social Team to ensure content is optimised for distribution on their platforms

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience of technology and science editing a passion for bringing tech and science to a mass audience.
  • Deep understanding of The Sun brand, both print and digital
  • Ability to write headlines in Sun style and produce sparkling copy at speed
  • Expert knowledge of social media and a good understanding of SEO
  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard
  • Pro-active and displays a willingness to take on any task
  • Always takes initiative in order to achieve desired results
  • Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches
  • A thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations
  • Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern

Apply by completing the application form below.

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