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Executive News Editor




The Sun

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16 Jun 2024

Job Description

Executive News Editor

The Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK, publishing hundreds of stories a day and reaching over 170m unique users digitally every month. Its exclusives set the news agenda and its campaigns have changed the lives of many. Delivering news, entertainment, and sports coverage to millions of readers every day. With a rich history spanning decades, we are dedicated to providing accurate, insightful, and engaging content across print and digital platforms.

The Sun has a mass-market audience and aims to appeal to a diverse audience in the UK and beyond.

Your Role: We are looking for a new Executive News Editor to help grow our award-winning operation. This is a rare opportunity for the right applicant to join The Sun’s news desk.

Day to day you will:

  • Lead a team of editors and reporters and manage their HR needs 
  • Run the day-to-day of the newsdesk including taking conference and producing a high quality news list
  • Manage and oversee the daily operation including working closely with all teams and departments and all reporters
  • Monitor traffic streams across all of our platforms and adapt our strategy where necessary
  • Help develop The Sun Online’s off-diary operation and improve the quality and quantity of our original content
  • Manage and run reporters on the ground going after the biggest stories of the day, as well as seeing tips through to finished stories
  • Liaise with agencies and freelancers to make sure our coverage stays ahead of the competition
  • Help train and develop our talented young reporters and get the most out of them
  • Lead the news operation as and when required, including at nights and weekends when necessary

What we are looking for from you:

  • Experience working at national level with a track record on newsdesk 
  • Experience of running the day-to-day operation including leading conference
  • Experience in putting together a news list and running big set-piece news events
  • Able to work on and deliver high quality exclusives
  • Run multiple reporters on the ground at once
  • Knowledge of and experience in recognised search tools
  • Must have experience of leading news operations and managing reporters’ HR needs
  • Solid contacts with agencies and freelancers around the UK and internationally
  • Flair and an ability to spot the hidden potential in stories
  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard
  • Positive attitude and good team player
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the The Sun brand, both print and digital
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 7 day

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 ourDiversity, 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 have12 employee led networks and groups ( that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Maternityleave up to 18 weeks full basic salary &paternityleave up to 2 weeks 
  • Wide range oftrainingavailable, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
  • Private medical insuranceincluding 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 towellbeing benefitssuch as EAP, physio/massage and counselling
  • A generouspensionscheme with employer contributions of up to 5%
  • 25 daysholiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4volunteeringdays 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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