News Reporter – The Sunday Times (London)

The Sunday Times is looking for a news reporter who is a proven story-getter with the experience and imagination to land agenda-setting exclusives.

The successful applicant will be a reporter with a track record of breaking stories across a broad range of areas.

Apply with a covering letter and your CV by May 19.


  • Consistently deliver accurate, engaging copy to strict deadlines
  • Cover major news stories across a broad range of areas
  • Pitch agenda-setting exclusive story ideas to the news desk for digital and print
  • Work with the news team on big projects, campaigns and interviews
  • Build and maintain excellent contacts
  • Use social networking and other digital platforms for content generation and to promote The Times content
  • Write across all sections and platforms seamlessly with particular attention to digital
  • Work collaboratively with other sections across the paper, particularly digital and graphics, to ensure the best presentation of stories on our digital platforms

Skills and experience

  • Experience writing for a national newspaper, magazine or news website
  • Demonstrable expertise in current affairs
  • Keen attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking
  • Good understanding of audience data and SEO techniques to maximise search results
  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Sunday Times
  • Able to work autonomously and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent presentation skills and able to communicate succinctly and effectively
  • Unflappable and reliable under pressure
  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues


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, 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

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
  • 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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