The Sun, Social Media Journalist

Employer
The Sun
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 18, 2021
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, News, Online
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Social Media Journalist - The Sun 

We are: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations including talkSPORT, VirginRadio, talkRADIO and Times Radio.

Your team: 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. In recent years, The Sun has campaigned for victims of domestic abuse, NHS workers and veterans to name only a few.

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

The role requires a self-motivated, energetic individual who has extensive media experience and is used to operating within a fast-paced news environment. This is an opportunity to work for a famous brand and drive reputation by amplifying positive actions.

Your role: As a Social Media Journalist your role will be an essential part of the team, reporting into the Head of Social Media. You will be responsible for editing and maintaining The Sun’s social media platforms, curating content to a diverse audience and focus on targets. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of The Sun’s new social channels. 

Day to day you will:  

  • Play a key role in the ongoing development and execution of The Sun's social media strategy.
  • Curate content from across Sun Online to satisfy a diverse range of audience demographics.
  •  Edit and maintain The Sun’s social media channels to a high standard in close conjunction with the rest of the team.
  • Contribute to The Sun’s adoption of emerging social platforms and tools, and take responsibility for the growth of The Sun’s new social channels.
  • Work directly with editorial, digital, video, picture, design, commercial and marketing teams, ensuring their respective demands are met.
  • As a team, ensure the newsroom has sufficient insight to produce Internet-friendly stories, and take responsibility for their subsequent distribution on social media channels.
  • Focus on targets and be clear on what is required in order to meet them.
     
  • Work flexibly, including early morning, evening and weekend shifts.

What we’re looking for from you:

●      Deep knowledge of social media platforms and current affairs

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

●      Pro-active and displays a willingness to take on any task

●      Positive attitude and good team player

●      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

●      Can demonstrate an understanding of the The Sun brand, both print and digital

Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

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. 

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