Sub-Editor – The Scottish Sun (Scotland)

Sub-Editor- The Scottish Sun is recruiting a Sub-Editor 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 Role: The Scottish Sun is looking for a talented Sub-Editor on a full-time, permanent basis.

Day to day:

  • Polishing reporters’ copy to the highest of standards, in keeping with The Scottish Sun’s inimitable, succinct style.
  • Highly skilled in tabloid storytelling. You must be familiar with working to tight deadlines with accuracy and flair.
  • Writing eye-grabbing headlines. Headlines are what make The Scottish Sun stand out from the opposition and our production staff are master craftsmen and women of the English language.
  • A keen interest in news, popular culture, showbiz, current affairs and trends.
  • Working flexibly as part of a team across a seven-day rota.

What we’re looking for from you:

You will be a top journalist with a proven track record in tabloid storytelling, have bags of creativity, a sharp eye for a headline and a flair for the English language. They must be familiar with working at speed with accuracy, attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking. An instinct for spotting hidden gems in reams of copy is essential. We are also looking for:

  • A talented Sub-Editor and writer with significant experience in production journalism at a top level.
  • Drive and a sense of humour. You will be  a stickler for the impeccable standards for which The Scottish Sun is renowned.
  • Be fully up to speed with potential legal pitfalls and must always act in accordance with the IPSO Code of Conduct.

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

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%
  • 25 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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