Engagement Editor – The Sun (London)

Engagement Editor – 12 Month FTC

The Sun Online is the biggest digital newsbrand in the UK and now the fastest-growing news site in the US. The Sun’s multi-award-winning Audience department sits at the heart of our newsroom, with our talented journalists publishing the best coverage of news, sport, TV and showbiz, lifestyle and family value. The team is constantly evolving, driving record traffic across all platforms, growing new audiences, and building engagement and loyalty with our readers.

Your Role: We are looking for a creative, flexible and highly motivated individual to join our award-winning Audience team.

The Engagement Editor role is a new position at The Sun which combines a variety of editorial, creative and admin tasks, all with user interaction at heart.

On a day-to-day basis you’ll be expected to create engaging polls to canvas opinions across a broad range of subjects, from hard news and money matters, to popular TV shows such as I’m A Celebrity.

Our users love telling us what they think – and across the business we use the insights to better understand our audience and meet their needs.

Beyond polls, you will also be expected to manage competitions, help with score predictors, assist with reader awards, support marketing initiatives, and work on commercial campaigns.

Day to day you will: 

  • Create and publish relevant polls across all sections of The Sun online, increasing engagement levels
  • Support sponsored editorial campaigns, ensuring engagement targets are met
  • Liaise with Commercial Insights Manager and other sales staff as required
  • Manage competitions in conjunction with editorial, marketing and other departments
  • Mix of remote working and office-based
  • Regular evening and weekend work required

What we are looking for from you: 

  • An understanding of The Sun brand, audience and editorial tone of voice
  • A broad range of interests, from daily politics to Love Island and everything in between
  • The ability to write concise, accurate and engaging copy
  • Unflappable under pressure
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • A willingness to take on any task, and initiative and adaptability in order to meet targets
  • Knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations
  • Although not essential, an interest in football would be advantageous

We are News UKOne 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 membershipsfree 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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