Deputy Features Editor – The Sun (London)

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: As the Deputy Feature Editor for TV Mag & TV Soap, you will play a crucial role in shaping the content and direction of our television coverage. You will work closely with Features Editors to ensure our TV sections remain fresh, engaging, and ahead of the competition. This role requires a creative mind, an eye for detail, and a deep passion for television and popular culture.

Day to day you will:

  • Make the most of our brilliant access to TV talent and seek out exclusives to ensure we rise above the competition week in week out.
  • Help to manage a features team of permanent and casual staff.
  • Commission and edit features and previews from permanent staff and freelance writers.
  • Come up with innovative, creative ideas and concepts for interviews and features on a weekly basis.
  • Compile planning lists and documents on a daily basis, previews lists and forward planning documentation in collaboration with industry sources and contacts.
  • Keep abreast of current affairs and trends through reading various titles as well as utilising other media platforms on a daily basis.
  • Work across different platforms within the brand and have an awareness of the use of social media.
  • Working closely and in collaboration with other teams on the magazine, and departments within the company, particularly TV Biz and TV online.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Brilliant writer who always gets the tone right.
  • Outstanding copy editor with a great eye for detail and strong knowledge of house style.
  • Outstanding contacts with PRs and agents.
  • An expert knowledge of TV shows, celebrities and soap.
  • Several years’ of relevant experience on a magazine or newspaper
  • Willingness to go the extra mile and ability to turn hand to interviews, real-life features, copy-editing and preview writing

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, Talk 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
  • Access to exclusive events Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books 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%
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

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