Features Writer – The Sun (London)

Fabulous Features Writer 

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 team: Fabulous is the leading women’s lifestyle brand in the country – with a weekly magazine, digital platforms and daily printed section inside The Sun newspaper. 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. In recent years, The Sun has campaigned for victims of domestic abuse, NHS workers and veterans to name only a few. The Sun has a mass-market audience and aims to appeal to a diverse audience in the UK and beyond. Here at Fabulous we are looking for the most talented and committed journalists to join us.

Your role: You will work within the Fabulous team – comprising the magazine, website and  the women’s section of the newspaper.

Your work will be largely focused on the daily women’s section inside the newspaper, Fabulous Daily. You will generate topical features across beauty and lifestyle, relationships, celebrity and real life. You will bring in must-read exclusives and agenda-setting content. Your stories will also drive traffic online and you will also be required to write digital only stories. Reporting to the editors of Fabulous Daily.

We will consider full or part-time applicants for this role.

Day to day you will: 

  • Generate original, creative ideas for features, reacting to the news agenda, finding trends and talking points on social media, and responding to the mood of our readers.
  • Find and interview case studies and write thorough, emotive copy in a range of styles – ghosted opinion pieces, report style investigations and third person real life stories.
  • Get exclusive female-focussed stories which will feature both in Fabulous Daily and further forward in the Sun newspaper, such as celebrity interviews or human interest stories.
  • You will also commission and manage projects from idea to page – or website – making sure both words and pictures are perfect, and legals are considered.

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • Journalism experience on either magazines, newspapers or websites
  • Enthusiasm, imagination, a constant flow of original ideas and a diverse range of contacts
  • Excellent interviewing skills and the ability and desire to consistently write sparkling copy
  • A keen interest in female-focused content and a strong understanding of the brand
  • Excellent commissioning and editing skills and the ability to come up with headlines and visualise how a feature would look on the page
  • Desire to thrive in a busy environment where you can take initiative and work independently
  • You will need to juggle multiple features at all times so should have experience of prioritising and managing your time to meet strict deadlines, maintaining high standards
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct and media law

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

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or for us to do anything differently to support you apply for any of our roles please contact us on careers@news.co.uk.

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