Sub-Editor – The Sun (London)

The Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK – and still growing – with a talented, diverse team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, lifestyle and showbiz in print and digital.

Your Role: You will be responsible for editing print copy to fix spelling or grammatical errors.  Rewriting material to make it tight, punchy, to length and in house style. Write brilliant headlines.

Day to day:   

  • Checking facts to ensure stories are accurate and legally safe
  • Consulting with reporter/writer and desk heads to resolve issues with print copy, keeping chief subs informed of changes that arise
  • Suggest new angles
  • Maintain a wide knowledge of current affairs and trends through reading various titles as well as utilising other media platforms daily
  • Work across all four print editions of The Sun – London, Scotland, Ireland and Ulster – as required
  • Flexibility to work on a rota across a 7-day week.

What we are looking for from you: 

We are looking for a talented sub-editor, who is well organised and has the ability to work under pressure.

  • Subbing experience on either a national or regional daily newspaper
  • Creative, flexible and calm under pressure with the ability to turn their hand to News and Features
  • A broad knowledge of current affairs and popular culture is essential
  • Awareness of legal and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent grasp of the English language
  • Able to work under pressure to tight and frequent deadlines
  • Well organised
  • Adaptability – able to adapt style depending on the story

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%
  • 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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