Foreign News Reporter – 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 a Foreign News Reporter at The Sun, you will be at the forefront of our international news coverage. You will be responsible for identifying, researching, and reporting on significant global events, trends, and issues. Your reporting will bring the world closer to our readers, providing them with an in-depth understanding of the complexities and nuances of international affairs.


Day to day you will: 

  • Identify and report on breaking news and major events from various international locations.
  • Produce well-researched, accurate, and engaging news stories, features, and analyses.
  • Conduct interviews with key figures, experts, and eyewitnesses.
  • Collaborate with editors and other reporters to develop comprehensive coverage plans.
  • Use multimedia tools to enhance storytelling, including video, audio, and social media.
  • Be comfortable working across platforms, including appearing on camera.
  • Have an instinct for how to ‘sell’ a digital story to get maximum impact on The Sun’s platforms and also on social media.
  • Maintain a network of sources and contacts within the assigned region.
  • Travel frequently to cover stories on the ground, sometimes on short notice.


What we’re looking for from you:

  • Experience reporting at a national news organisation OR experience reporting at local news level.
  • A working knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations.
  • Knowledge of social media, SEO and online publishing.
  • Excellent writing skills, especially the ability to bring vibrancy and clarity to articles with very tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of The Sun brand, both in print and digital.


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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