Sub-Editor – The Sun (London)

Sub-Editor – Fabulous

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: If you have a head for headlines and can perform well under pressure, listen up!

The Sun’s Fabulous magazine is looking for an enthusiastic Sub-Editor who doesn’t shy away from responsibility and can work across everything from sensitive real-life stories to fashion, food and fact-packed health features.

This is a four-day-a-week position.

You’ll have experience of subbing on women’s or lifestyle titles and a vice-like grasp of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. You’ll understand the Fabulous reader and contribute ideas for creative headlines and sells. You won’t be afraid to ask questions, upskill and work with the team to make the magazine the best it possibly can be, and if the proverbial hits the fan, you keep calm and carry on.

The role is primarily print-based, but there will also be opportunities to work across digital platforms.

Day to day you will: 

  • Ensure copy is error-free, factually correct, adheres to Fabulous house style, and entertains and informs readers.
  • Suggest creative, original and inspiring headlines, sells, captions and coverlines.
  • Perform essential admin tasks on the Production desk to help the magazine workflow run smoothly.
  • Communicate questions effectively and use initiative to problem solve where required.

What we are looking for from you: 

  • Proven subbing track record on a national title.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain organised and unflappable under pressure.
  • A whizz at Adobe CC, CMS platforms and familiar with magazine workflows.

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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