Technology and Science Reporter – The Sun (London)

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: We are looking for a Technology and Science Reporter to write for our growing international team.

Applications are welcome from specialist journalists as well as experienced news reporters who want to specialise.

Day to day you will: 

  • Cover everything from the launch of an iPhone to the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life, whilst finding agenda-leading exclusives.
  • Write brilliant headlines in the famous Sun style, and producing sparkling copy at speed.
  • Research and report on breaking news in the technology industry globally.
  • Be comfortable on camera to present videos on breaking news, informative and entertaining explainers, or to talk about a new gadget.
  • Conduct interviews with key industry figures and experts, and attending events to obtain original and exclusive lines.
  • Write clear, concise, and informative news articles that meet our editorial standards.
  • Work closely with the editorial team to ensure that all content is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Ability to explain technical jargon and scientific concepts in plain English.
  • Identify emerging trends and topics in the technology industry.
  • Pitch new story ideas.
  • Build and maintaining a network of contacts in the industry.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technology news and trends.
  • Use social media and other digital platforms to promote our content and engage with our audience.

What we are looking for from you:

  • Expert knowledge of social media and a good understanding of SEO.
  • Proven experience of technology and science editing a passion for bringing tech and science to a mass audience.
  • Being a self-starter is key – and you will need to thrive under the pressure of a busy newsroom.
  • Understanding of The Sun brand, both print and digital.
  • A passion for bringing tech and science to a mass audience.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations.
  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard.
  • Proactive and displays a willingness to take on any task.
  • Always takes initiative in order to achieve desired results.
  • Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when required.

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
  • 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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