Assistant Digital Editor – The Scottish Sun (Scotland)

Assistant Digital Editor – We are looking for an Assistant Digital Editor to join the team at Scotland’s no 1 news brand and multi-award winning website to oversee the day to day running of the website, source exclusive stories, deliver the latest breaking news to our audience and drive traffic to the site.

The Team: We are The Scottish Sun. The Scottish Sun is Scotland’s No.1, award-winning newsbrand. The Scottish Sun cares about quality of life, the kind of world we live in, and about people. The Scottish Sun is more than a newspaper. It is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse and a daily relationship. The Scottish Sun strives to the very highest standards of accuracy in its reporting, and continues to invest in original journalism in print and online.

Your Role: You will be responsible for supporting the Digital Editor in the daily management of and overseeing the running of the homepage to ensure it is packed with the best content each day.

Day to day you will:

  • Support the Digital Editor with the day to day function of the online news team
  • Oversee homepage to ensure the highest standard of presentation in headlines and pictures to maximise traffic
  • Constantly review and improve the quality of stories, checking for updates, fresh lines and images, particularly on large live and breaking stories
  • Have an instinct for how to ‘sell’ a digital story to get maximum impact on The Scottish Sun’s platforms and social media
  • Monitor analytics and news feeds to ensure the best content is being surfaced
  • Effectively recirculate readers within The Scottish Sun and keep them absorbed with our content
  • Work closely with the Digital Editor, Digital News Editor and Social Media team to ensure high standards are maintained and given maximum exposure on all social platforms
  • Be responsible for our push notification strategy

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Experience in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Sharp news sense and sound judgement
  • A creative mind and an eye for detail
  • Ability to produce arresting headlines and eye-catching kickers
  • Calm under pressure and ability to communicate effectively in a breaking news scenario
  • Subbing experience and a flair for presenting stories preferred
  • Understanding of digital media, trends and audience behaviours
  • Experience of video and multi-platform
  • A knowledge of legal issues, the Editors’ Code of Practice and IPSO standards
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage day-to-day tasks and forward planning
  • Experience effectively managing or leading a team through motivation, understanding and good communication
  • Be flexible working across 7 days

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.

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
  • 38 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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