News reporter – Apprenticeship – The Sun (London)

We Are The Sun: The Sun is the most popular newsbrand in the UK, reaching 38.2 million people a month across digital and print. The Sun is at the heart of the nation’s conversation, blending serious investigations, agenda-setting campaigns, political scoops and celebrity gossip. More than a newspaper. The Sun is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse, a daily relationship. We have a talented, diverse team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, lifestyle and showbiz in print and digital.

The Role: The Sun is looking to offer an apprenticeship as a News Reporter. This is an amazing opportunity for you to break into the journalism industry with one of the most read newspapers in the country! Your role would be to build the audience of The Sun by producing outstanding, engaging stories for both print and online. To bring in exclusives and original story ideas, as well as developing breaking stories.

Day to day you will:

  • Cover breaking news stories and generate agenda-leading exclusives
  • Identify news stories which will work online and in print and develop them well
  • Work as part of a team and be able to contribute across a range of subjects
  • Pitch and produce exclusive stories and work up original ideas and features
  • Have an instinct for how to ‘sell’ a digital story to get maximum impact on The Sun’s platforms and also on social media
  • Live reporting and ability to work under pressure covering breaking news

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a UK driving licence and ideally have access to own transport
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to deliver vibrant, clean copy to very tight deadlines
  • Passion for all things news
  • Flexible attitude to working hours across seven days
  • An understanding of The Sun brand, both print and digital
  • Positive can-do attitude and good team player

Life at News UK:

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.

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