Chief Sub-Editor – London (Sky)

As a Chief Sub Editor for Sky News website and app, you will have the power to influence the day’s news agenda and lead among our rivals.

You must be a dynamic, multi-skilled reporter, with a flair for headline writing and the ability to spot a top line.

You’ll use your skills to write, sub and edit gripping features, straight eight-par leads, and engaging live blogs. You will also have the ability and ambition to step up and edit the homepage of the Sky News website and app.


You will: 

  • Find, pitch, sub and edit news stories which will be read by millions of people around the world;
  • Polish all aspects of our output, text – including notifications and headlines – video and stills;
  • Form the last line of defence against legal and editorial mistakes;
  • Step up to lead the team when called on;
  • Be able to work calmly and retain good judgment in a consistently high-pressure environment while juggling differing demands;
  • Provide feedback to reporters and manage the performance of freelancers;
  • Master the tech to know how to do every task the team carries out.


You will have:

  • First class writing skills (including flawless written English), a flair for headline writing, a great eye for a story and a passion for news;
  • A track record in finding, writing and producing stories to a high standard for recognised news organisations;
  • Experience handling big breaking news scenarios and keeping cool under pressure;
  • The organisational ability and mental agility to keep on top of lots of different strands of moving facts simultaneously;
  • The judgement to protect our brand while maximising audience numbers;
  • Hands-on experience of content management systems, photoshop and video production tools.

Sky News

Sky News is a world-class news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to story-telling. Our aim is to be the best and most trusted place for news, reflecting the diversity of our audience. Made by people who dare to challenge. Made for people who want clarity in an uncertain world.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

We are a Disability Confident Accredited Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

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