Sub-Editor – The Sun (National)

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. In recent years, The Sun has campaigned for victims of domestic abuse, NHS workers and veterans to name only a few.

The Sun has a mass-market audience and aims to appeal to a diverse audience in the UK and beyond.

Your Role: You will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, clarity, and consistency of our content. You will work closely with writers, editors, and designers to produce high-quality news articles, features, and multimedia content for our print and digital platforms. Rewriting material to make it tight, punchy and in line with our house style.

Day to day:   

  • Sub-edit and proofread articles, headlines, captions, and other editorial content to ensure accuracy, clarity, grammar, and style consistency.
  • Fact-check information and verify sources to maintain the highest standards of journalistic integrity.
  • Collaborate with reporters/writers and editors to refine content, suggest improvements, and enhance readability and engagement.
  • Work closely with the design team to layout pages, select images, and create visually appealing presentations for print and digital publication.
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • Maintain a wide knowledge of current affairs and trends through reading various titles and 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

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:

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
  • 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
  • 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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