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Assistant Night News Editor

London

Job Description 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. The Team: The Sun is Britain's biggest biggest-selling newspaper and largest mobile news brand - and still growing - with a talented, diverse team who publish the best news, sport, showbiz and lifestyle coverage in the business. The News team is looking for a talented journalist with impeccable story judgement who flourishes under pressure to help bring in world exclusives. Your Role: To work as a crucial member of the news desk's evening operation, running a team of reporters covering breaking stories and bagging the best scoops. Day to day: Ensure the news team bring in great exclusive stories every shift Have a clear understanding of what makes a great story for our readers Produce a clear and concise night log for the day team Help train and nurture new reporters Respond effectively & instinctively to breaking stories Problem solve while under pressure from the back bench & online desks Fully aware of legal issues and the IPSO Editors' Code of Practice. What we're looking for from you: Have previous experience working at national newsdesk level with a track record of delivering exclusives and excellent news judgment Must have experience of running multiple reporters on the ground at once Must have knowledge of and experience in recognised search tools Must have experience of leading news operations on occasion Solid contacts with agencies and freelancers around the UK Must have flair and an ability to spot the hidden potential in stories Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard Positive attitude and good team player Can demonstrate an understanding of the The Sun brand, both print and digital Flexibility to work shift patterns across 7 days Equal opportunities: We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual's potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated. News UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we're stronger and happier, and it's the right thing to do.



Date Approved

29/10/20

Deadline For Applications

12/11/20

Job Title

Assistant Night News Editor

Location

London

Salary/Rate

TBC

Duration

Permanent

Industry

Online

Minimum Experience

Not Specified

Preferred Genre Experience

News, Magazine, New Media
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