News Reporter – The Sun (Scotland)

News Reporter Vacancy – The Scottish Sun is recruiting a News Reporter to join our talented team.

The Team: We are The Scottish Sun. The Scottish Sun is Scotland’s No.1, award-winning newsbrand. The Scottish Sun cares about quality of life, the kind of world we live in, and about people. The Scottish Sun is more than a newspaper. It is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse and a daily relationship. The Scottish Sun strives to the very highest standards of accuracy in its reporting, and continues to invest in original journalism in print and online.

Your team: The Scottish Sun is looking for a reporter to join our award-winning journalism team at Scotland’s top title at a time of exciting opportunities in our multi-platform and vibrant newsroom on a permanent basis.

Your role: The News Reporter will be responsible for developing and producing content across the whole of the Scottish Sun’s digital and print platform.

Day to day you will:

  • Produce first class news content every day across all of our platforms
  • Identify stories and subjects which will bolster newspaper content, drive online traffic and engage audiences
  • Develop and writes stories in a concise and entertaining way in line with Scottish Sun style
  • Work closely with editorial colleagues across an integrated newsroom for fresh lines, particularly on large breaking stories
  • Regularly contribute ideas to newsdesk
  • Ensure all content is legally sound and adheres to the Editors’ Code of Practice and IPSO standards

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • Experience of being part of a fast-paced news operation
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce quick, accurate copy under pressure
  • Passion for all things current affairs, celebrity and lifestyle
  • A self-starter with an ability to generate ideas
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • An eye for a story and a passion for storytelling
  • A finger on the cultural pulse and knowledge of the latest digital platforms
  • Be flexible working across 7 days
  • A sense of humour and positive energy
  • Knowledge of IPSO regulations

If you think you have what it takes but don’t tick every requirement on the list, please do apply. We recognise that considering someone’s potential as well as their experience is a great way to hire. We want to hear from people who have a passion to learn and develop.

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, TalkTV 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: At News UK our people are our heartbeat – they are the driving force behind our brands and we want to enable people to thrive.  Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like.  Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.

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 11 employee-led networks.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. Some of what we offer includes:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
  • 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 covering pre-existing conditions
  • Discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes
  • ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme
  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as physio/massage and counselling

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing. 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.

News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.

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