Video Journalist – The Scottish Sun (Glasgow)

Video Journalist – The Scottish Sun is recruiting a Video Journalist to join our talented content 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 Team:  You’ll be joining our award-winning content team working alongside some of the most talented journalists in the country across all platforms.

The role: We are looking for a talented video journalist to join our award-winning team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced VJ or broadcaster to make their mark at Scotland’s biggest newsbrand.


Day to day you will:

  • Identify opportunities around the daily news agenda to create original video to support our existing output.
  • Self-shoot video on location, including news reports, interviews and short features.
  • Script, present, edit and produce videos to provide a daily stream of content for our website and social platforms.
  • Write and publish articles to accompany videos in print and online.
  • Produce fast reactive video using our in-house video editing tools when required.
  • Pitch ideas for standalone longer form projects.
  • Act as a video advocate to raise the overall quality of video produced within The Scottish Sun.


What we’re looking for from you: 

  • A self-starter with broadcast experience who is brimming with ideas.
  • Someone comfortable in front of the camera, knowing how to get the most from an interview.
  • Video production experience, with a focus on news output.
  • Sound news judgement with the knowledge of what makes a great video.
  • Excellent news and current affairs knowledge.
  • Video editing skills for digital output, including experience of Adobe Premier.
  • Ability to identify videos that have high traffic potential.

If you think you have what it takes but don’t tick every requirement on the list, please do apply. We recognise that considering someone’s potential as well as their experience is a great way to hire. We want to hear from people who have a passion to learn and develop.


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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