Audience Editor, Sport – The Times and The Sunday Times (London)

The Times and The Sunday Times are looking for an audience editor to focus on growing and engaging our sports audiences. You will be responsible for running digital projects utilising various strands of the audience team and working with the Sport desk’s forward planner to identify areas of high digital opportunity.

You will collaborate on digital-first publishing plans that span seven days, ensuring our content engages our existing subscriber base and finds new audiences. You will closely analyse data and feed insights into commissioning editors and be a key ambassador for audience-led thinking.

You will be a core part of the Sports desk, but will be expected to share insights with the wider Audience Development team on a regular basis. You will also have the opportunity to benefit from a wealth of expertise in search engine optimisation, social media, subscriber engagement, analytics and digital strategy within this team.

Experience in sports journalism is desirable. Please indicate on your application any relevant experience you have.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by Sunday March 24.

Key skills

  • The ability to retrieve and interpret data, then effectively communicate relevant insights
  • Experience in search engine optimisation and keyword research to derive new insights and recommendations for the desk
  • Excellent knowledge of social platforms and using them tactically to reach new audiences
  • The ability to execute a large project and identify audience needs and decide the most relevant growth and engagement tactics to employ

This job is for you if

  • You thrive on multi-disciplinary working and can work across different platforms efficiently
  • You like to use a combination of data and audience empathy to get to know your readers and meet
    their needs
  • You are an excellent communicator and comfortable with setting goals to meet targets across various departments and stakeholders
  • You are passionate and excited about the future of journalism and keeping up to date with the latest digital trends

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%
  • 30 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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